The Annals of Ennius (b. 239 B.C.) was the earliest Latin epic poem to be written in hexameters and had a great influence on later Latin poetry; unfortunately only fragments survive. This definitive edition contains an introduction, text with critical apparatus, and full commentary.
Skutsch has succeeded admirably in producing a commentary which both aids the understanding of the individual fragments and provides a clearer appreciation of the work as a whole....An excellent contribution to classical scholarship. * Classical Bulletin *