The Greek Anthology comprises a few 4,500 brief Greek poems within the glowing and numerous style of epigram, written by way of greater than 100 poets and picked up over many centuries. To the unique assortment, referred to as The Garland (Stephanus) through its contributing editor, Meleager of Gadara (first century BCE), used to be extra one other Garland by Philip of Thessalonica (mid-first century CE) after which a Cycle via Agathias of Myrina (567/568 CE). In approximately 900 CE those collections (now misplaced) and maybe others (also misplaced, by means of Rufinus, Diogenianus, Strato, and Palladas) have been in part integrated and organized into fifteen books in accordance with topic via Constantine Cephalas; so much of his assortment is preserved in a manuscript known as the Palatine Anthology. A moment manuscript, the Planudean Anthology made by way of Maximus Planudes in 1301, comprises extra epigrams passed over through Cephalas. remarkable one of the poets are Meleager, Antipater of Sidon, Crinagoras, Palladas, Agathias, and Paulus Silentiarius.

This Loeb variation of The Greek Anthology replaces the sooner variation via W. R. Paton, with a Greek textual content and considerable notes reflecting present scholarship. quantity I comprises the next books: 1. Christian Epigrams; 2. Description of the Statues within the fitness center of Zeuxippus; three. Epigrams within the Temple of Apollonis at Cyzicus; four. Prefaces to numerous Anthologies; and five. Erotic Epigrams.

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