Anthologia Graeca
(326 words)


Major anthology of Greek epigrams by hundreds of poets from 16 cents.; consists of the collection of the Anthologia Palatina (3,700 poems) in 15 books and, as book 16, 388 additional poems only preserved in the Anthologia Planudea (so-called Appendix Planudea).


Partial translations, especially into Latin, began to appear in the middle of the 16th cent.


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Anthologia Palatina (Anth. Palat.)

Palatine Antho…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Anthologia Graeca”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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