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A page of the Palatine Anthology (Codex Palatinus 23), 10th century, from the Library of the University of Heidelberg
The Palatine Anthology (or Anthologia Palatina), sometimes abbreviated AP, is the collection of Greek poems and epigrams discovered in 1606 in the Palatine Library in Heidelberg. It is based on the lost collection of Constantinus Cephalas of the 10th century, which in turn is based on older anthologies. It contains material from the 7th century BC until 600 AD and later on was the main part of the Greek Anthology which also included the Anthology of Planudes and more material.
^ abNiall Livingstone, Gideon Nisbet (2010). Epigram. Classical Association (Great Britain), Cambridge University Press. p. 12. Retrieved 2011.
^Niall Livingstone, Gideon Nisbet (2010). Epigram. Classical Association (Great Britain), Cambridge University Press. p. 13. Retrieved 2011. "The Greek Anthology as we have it today consists of the fifteen Books of the Palatine Anthology followed by a 'Planudean Appendix' of 388 poems occurring in Planudes but not in the Palatine manuscript..."