Etymology: From (anthologia) "flower-gathering", from (anthologeo) "to gather flowers", from (anthos) "flower" + (lego) "to gather, to pick up, to collect". Anthologiai were collections of small Greek poems and epigrams, because in Greek culture the flower symbolize the finer sentiments that only poetry can express.
- A collection of literary works, such as poems or short stories.
- (context, by extension) An assortment of things.
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