Antonio Río Torres-Murciano, Professor at the National Autonomous University of México and external collaborator of the Research Group on Classical and Medieval Studies, has just published in the series Textos y Estudios Coloniales y de la Independencia (TECI) of Iberoamericana/Vervuert the first critical and commented edition of the twenty preserved fragments of Nuevo mundo y conquista, an epic poem on the conquest of México written by Francisco de Terrazas between 1569 and1580. In the introduction Professor Río provides new data on the biography of the first Novohispanic poet, reconstructs the design and scope of his unfinished project and studies the ways in which he dealt with historiographical sources and literary models, as well as his language and style and the aims and repercussion of a work which opened the “Cortesian epic cycle”.