- a book or other collection of selected writings by various authors, usually in the same literary form, of the same period, or on the same subject: an anthology of Elizabethan drama; an anthology of modern philosophy.
- a collection of selected writings by one author.
Origin of anthology
Examples from the Web for anthology
The trend led to a resurgence of anthology television, and renewed interest in The Twilight Zone.How a War-Weary Vet Created ‘The Twilight Zone’
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In December 2012, Ebenstein launched a Kickstarter for her anthology.Brooklyn’s Museum of Death: Inside Morbid Anatomy’s House of Intriguing Horrors
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From the start, creator Nic Pizzolatto designed it as an anthology series.‘True Detective’ Finale Review: Close to Perfection
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Today, Cunard is best known as the compiler and publisher of Negro: An Anthology (1934).What Can You Learn About Writers From Their Personal Libraries?
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To select an anthology from his work were surely the pleasantest of tasks.Views and Reviews
William Ernest Henley
Selections from these, arranged in chronological order, appear in this anthology.Tudor and Stuart Love Songs
For these reasons we have admitted few punning epigrams into this anthology, and those only as examples of a faulty kind.
These two contributors to the "Others" Anthology write logopoeia.
The anthology displays also Mr. Williams' praiseworthy opacity.
- a collection of literary passages or works, esp poems, by various authors
- any printed collection of literary pieces, songs, works of art, etc
Word Origin and History for anthology
1630s, "collection of poetry," from Latin anthologia, from Greek anthologia "collection of small poems and epigrams by several authors," literally "flower-gathering," from anthos "a flower" (see anther) + logia "collection, collecting," from legein "gather" (see lecture (n.)). Modern sense (which emerged in Late Greek) is metaphoric, "flowers" of verse, small poems by various writers gathered together.