a selection of literary works (such as poems)
The first book I ever read with care was an anthology of poetry I found when I was fourteen.
anthos (a flower)#logia (collection, collecting) (Latin)
nth, we say nth term in maths, so N number of writers compiling and publishing there written stories, acc to Oxford: a collection of poems, stories, etc. that have been written by different people and published together in a book like ants groups, groups or collections of literacy sections as logy relates to literate sections