The Greek Anthology is the largest surviving collection of short Greek poems, starting from the earliest poets and going up to Byzantine times. It is primarily based on a compilation of epigrams made by the Byzantine scholar Constantinus Cephalas in the 10th century, with some additions by Maximus Planudes in the late 13th century. It is sometimes called the Palatine Anthology, because the only surviving manuscript of Cephalas' compliation is preserved in the Palatine Library at Heidelberg.
The poems have all been translated by W.R.Paton (1916). The traditional arrangement is in 16 books (with the Planudean Anthology as Book 16); but here the poems are mostly arranged by author. All the poets who are listed here wrote before the end of the 1st century A.D.; the earlier poets (ones who lived around 100 B.C. or earlier) are marked with an asterisk.
|Alcaeus of Messene *||Antipater of Sidon *|
|Antipater of Thessalonica||Antiphilus|
|Leonidas of Tarentum *||Lucillius|
|Marcus Argentarius||Meleager *|
|Simonides *||Theodoridas *|
Epigrams by other poets, arranged by book:
Book 3 - The Cyzicene Epigrams
Book 5 - The Amatory Epigrams
Book 6 - The Dedicatory Epigrams
Book 7 : 1-356 , 362-748 - The Sepulchral Epigrams
Book 9 : 1-312 , 313-827 - The Declamatory Epigrams
Book 10 - The Hortatory and Admonitory Epigrams
Book 11 - The Convivial and Satirical Epigrams
Book 12 - Strato's 'Musa Puerilis'
Book 13 - Epigrams in Various Metres
Book 16 - Epigrams of the Planudean Anthology
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