ANECDOTE (from av-, privative, and isSLSwµu, to give out or publish) , a word originally meaning something not published . It has now two distinct significations . The
See also:primary one is something not published, in which sense it has been used to denote either secret histories—Procopius, e.g., gives this as one of the titles of his secret
See also:history of Justinian's court—or portions of
See also:ancient writers which have remained long in
See also:manuscript and are edited for the first
See also:time . Of such anecdota there are many collections; the earliest was probably L . A .
See also:Muratori's, in 1709 . In the more general and popular acceptation of the word, however, anecdotes are
See also:short accounts of detached interesting particulars . Of such anecdotes the collections are almost infinite; the best in many respects is that compiled by T . Byerley (d . 1826) and J .
See also:Robertson (d . 1852), known as the Percy Anecdotes (1820-1823) .
ANDUJAR (the anc. Slilurgi)
DOMINIQUE ANEL (1679-1730)
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