TNA Fellow Wiktor Dziemski

Can’t you see what I’m going through? Stylometrical analysis of Marcus Tullius Cicero’s works in their correlation to the author’s life

The primary objective of this fellowship was to conduct a stylometrical analysis of Marcus Tullius Cicero’s works to identify and verify changes in his literary style corresponding to significant events in his life. Cicero’s extensive body of work, including speeches, philosophical treatises, and personal letters, provides a unique opportunity to explore the relationship between an author’s life experiences and stylistic evolution. The research focused on applying stylometric techniques, particularly Most Frequent Words and n-grams, to discern patterns in Cicero’s writing style over time.