Acosta-Hughes, Benjamin, Elizabeth Kosmetatou, and Manuel Baumbach, eds. 2004. Labored in Papyrus Leaves: Perspectives on an Epigram Collection Attributed to Posidippus (P.Mil.Vogl. VIII 309). Hellenic Studies Series 2. Washington, DC: Center for Hellenic Studies. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hul.ebook:CHS_AcostaHughesB_etal_eds.Labored_in_Papyrus_Leaves.2004.
For that which was lacking on all your well-fill’d shelves, yet needed most,
Forth from the war emerging, a book I have made,
The words of my book nothing, the drift of it every thing,
A book separate, not link’d with the rest nor felt by the intellect,
But you ye untold latencies will thrill to every page.
- As stated above, two epigrams are already known as poems of Posidippus, one from the Planudean Anthology and one from Tzetzes. No modern arguments against these specific attributions have been based on sound premises and conclusions. 
- Ongoing analysis of the epigrams, their dialect, vocabulary, and stichometrics seems to support the original editors’ attribution. 
- As many papers in this volume show, there is a careful structure within the individual sections of the papyrus, as well as in the entire book, including linguistic links within and between epigrams and sections. This consideration suggests that the collection was carefully planned and put together, possibly by the author himself, although the participation of an outside editor cannot be excluded at the current state of the evidence.