Anthologies and florilegia contain excerpts from one or more authors in various arrangements – alphabetic, thematic etc. Gnomologies are compilations of shorter selections such as maxims and anecdotes. Both categories represent a fundamental mode of the reception of ancient literature within Antiquity itself and in the Middle Ages. Due to its fluidity, this widespread textual tradition confronts the editor with a number of problems, such as how adequately to deal with accretions, depletions, authorial and scribal revisions, etc.
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