Review of the hardback: '… this invaluable and endlessly engaging book splendidly reflects their scholarly priorities and pleasures.' Journal of Classics Teaching
Review of the hardback: '… a book so full that it defies summary. … will undoubtedly become an indispensable starting-point for many generations of students and scholars, presenting as it does the culmination of many years' thinking and writing on the part of both of its distinguished authors.' Hermathena
'Wary of generalization that only simplify or obscure, Fantuzzi and Hunter are right to have invested most of their energy in the scrutiny of details; it has enable them to produce the most formidable synthesis of Hellenistic poetic developments yet written.' The Times Literary Supplement
This 2005 study explores the Greek poetry of the third and second centuries BC and its reception and influence at Rome. Close readings of the most familiar poetry of the age are set alongside considerations of newly published texts, providing a different perspective on the literary practices of the period.