An example of an anthology is a collection of poetry called The Poets Laureate Anthology.
An example of an anthology is a book that contains many of Shakespeare's plays.
An example of an anthology is the collection titled, The Beatles' Anthology.
Other Word Forms
Origin of anthology
- Medieval Greek anthologiā collection of epigrams from Greek flower gathering from anthologein to gather flowers antho- antho- logos a gathering (from legein to gather leg- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek ἀνθολογία (anthologia, “flower-gathering”), from ἀνθολογέω (anthologeō, “I gather flowers”), from ἄνθος (anthos, “flower”) + λέγω (legō, “I gather, pick up, collect”), coined by Meleager of Gadara circa 60 BCE, originally as Στέφανος (στέφανος (stephanos, “garland”)) to describe a collection of poetry, later retitled anthology – see Greek Anthology. Anthologiai were collections of small Greek poems and epigrams, because in Greek culture the flower symbolized the finer sentiments that only poetry can express.