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A selection of passages from one or more authors; an anthology.

[Latin collēctānea, from neuter pl. of collēctāneus, collected, from collēctus; see collect2.]


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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a collection of excerpts from one or more authors; miscellany; anthology
[C18: from Latin, from collectāneus assembled, from colligere to collect1]


(ˌkɒl ɛkˈteɪ ni ə)
collected passages, esp. as arranged in a miscellany or anthology.
[1785–95; < Latin, neuter pl. of collēctāneus gathered together =collēct(us), past participle of colligere (see collect1) + -āneus adj. suffix (see -an1, -eous)]


a miscellany of passages from an author or authors, sometimes assembled for teaching purposes.
See also: Books


 a miscellany of passages collected from various authors, 1791. See also anthology.
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Il quarto codice di Gaffurio non e del tutto scomparso", Collectanea historiae musicae 1 (1953): 25-44.
After his first contributions in the mid-1940s in Collectanea Botanica (Barcelona) and in the publications of the Instituto de Bologia Aplicada, he also wrote regularly for the journal Pastos and other Spanish journals: Anales del Instituto Botanico Antonio Jose Cavanilles (now the Anales del Jardin Botanico de Madrid), Lazaroa, Montes, Quarderns d'Ecologia Aplicada, and others.
Wilson, Secret Cinema: Gnostic Vision in Film (New York: Continuum, 2006), VII-70; Fryderyk Kwiatkowski, "Medialna rzeczywistosc w 'Truman Show' Petera Weira w perspektywie mysli gnostyckiej," Collectanea Philologica, no.
Bernal, "Orden relativeo de crecimiento de funciones enteras," Collectanea Mathematica, vol.
10) "A Christology of Life," in Collectanea Theologica Universitatis Fujen, 1997, pp.
McManaway, "The Theatrical Collectanea of Daniel Lysons," Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 51 (1957): 334.
Worthen, "Augustine's De Trinitate and Anselm's Proslogion: 'Exercere Lectorem,"' in Collectanea Augustiniana, ed.
The Daily Ledger of John Dorne 1520," Collectanea First Series, ed.
See also Leland's description of the manuscript: Joannis Lelandi antiquarii de rebus Britannicis collectanea.
2005), "Los atributos divinos en Juan Damasceno y su influencia en el Islam", Collectanea Christiana Orientalia 2, 25-42.
Accursio's work, called the Diatribae, was a textual commentary on Ausonius as well as two other authors: Ovid; and Solinus, author of the Collectanea rerum memorabilium (53).
Freeman, "Figure and History: A Contemporary Reassessment of Augustine's Hermeneutic," in Collectanea Augustiniana III: Augustine, Presbyter Factus Sum, ed.