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Mark from Charlevoix asked about the word anthology. Originally, it was a collection of short but exquisite poems. The conceit was that they were a collection of flowers [ ????? /anthos, flower, + - ????? /logia, collection]. Later, the word was extended to include other genres. The same Greek combining form was used to create a number of words. anthocephalus: having a flower-like head.
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Word of the Day: 'Florilegium'

Academics / Philosophy : Maverick Philosopher (5 months ago)

You have already guessed that it has something to do with flowers. By its etymology, a gathering of flowers, literary flowers. A florilegium, then, is an anthology, compendium, collection, miscellany, album of excerpts and extracts ... Read Post

Locked Horn Press Asks Krystal Languell With What Issues She Locks Horns

Writing / Poetry : Harriet: The Blog (3 hours ago)

Poet, editor, and Belladonna Collective member Krystal Languell is interviewed by Locked Horn Press, which published Read Women: An Anthology, last summer. The anthology sits Languell among notables like Marilyn Chin, Carolyn Forché... Read Post

Oriza L. Legrand Violettes du Czar & Heliotrope Blanc ~ fragrance reviews

Beauty / Perfume : Now Smell This (4 hours ago)

Some people might not understand why you’d want to wear a soliflore. After all, why smell like one flower — a flower you’re probably already familiar with — when you could smell like an original blend of notes? Following that logic,... Read Post

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