Florilegia have a long pedigree in literature history. Perhaps two of the most famous are first, the one gathered together by Stobaeus of Stobi, whose Latin title actually was Florilegium and then, of course, the famous Anthology Palatine, without which we would have little or no knowledge of the large body of ancient Greek Poetry known as the epigram.
It is good to know that such collections have survived into the digital age. One might rephrase the title of this piece: floreant florilegia digitalia! Perhaps the most influential is this one:
which is currently setting the standard for how Classical texts should be presented on-line but there is also it's sister site, which has some pleasing American elements to it:
Time for a Sheffield contribution, I think. While I don't know of any Latin written in or about the city (does anyone know differently?), Greek and Latin have been taught here since, and probably before, 1736 (see previous post and also this link pp. 13ff.) and it behoves us to bring Studia Escafeldensia Latina also into the digital age. With that end in view, the foundation stones of this collection have been laid:
We invite criticism, comment and even perhaps collaboration and contributions! It is very much an on-going work in progress.
Sheffield branch of the Classical Association, founded in 1920