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All of the work collectibles are often referred to as Gesamtwerk or Opera Omnia (Latin linguistic equivalent). Garland (????????), one of the oldest known antologies, whose insertion compared each of its anthologised writers to a floral, is a link to the Garland (????????).
This garland of Meleager of Gléagros of Gadara was at the core of what became known as Greek antology. Fluorilegium, a Roman derivate for a floral library, was used in mediaeval Europe for an Anthology of Roman sayings and text extracts. Just before the introduction of philology into the English-speaking world, English had started to be used as a term for such a series.
Traditionally in Eastern Asia, an antology was a recognized way of combining a particular type of poetry. The aim of creating an Anthology in this paradigm, which is derived from the traditional China, was to retain the best of one shape and extract the other. A Malaysian antology (or anthologi in Malay) is a set of syairs, sajaks (or contemporary prose), prosas, dramatic manuscripts and cantun.
As publishing houses generally perceived anthological publishing as a more versatile media than the compilation of a poetry work, and in fact introduced countless changes to the concept of poetry commercialization, publishing in an antology (in the right society) at one time or another became a sought-after way of recognizing writers.
On the one hand, the self-definition of movement, which at least goes back to the effort of Ezra Pound in the name of Imagism, could be associated with the creation of an antology of like-minded people. Although publishing houses are not associated with poetry, they have created a number of authors' collectives of literary works and used the concept of antology to describe the text's collectivity.