`an excellent scholarly study.'
The Yrs Work in Modern Language Studies, Vol.59, 1997.
`important study ... Scope is a significant feature of this book, in two areas particularly. The study pushes Weinberg's periodization of literary theory much further into the past, allowing for a historical conspectus which is particularly interesting in the early period ... The other great merit of the book is the dual perspective between classical scholarship and the vernacular. McLaughlin's translations from Latin, especially, have a freshness and
fluency which really does justice to the living thought and personality of the originals'
Italian Studies ? reviewer, vol 54, 1999
`an excellent scholarly study'
The Years Work in Modern Language Studies Vol 59, 1997