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Brandon Bark

Graduate Student in Classics
CESTA Digital Humanities Graduate Fellow (2021-22)

CESTA Digital Humanities Graduate Fellowship Project:

Style and Language Amid the Fragments of Archaic Latin Literature

The earliest works of Latin literature survive only in fragments. These fragments come to us thanks to later critics and compilers who quoted excerpts of archaic Latin literature in their own works, often to make generalizations about how Latin language and literature had functioned centuries earlier. I am interested in using digital humanities tools to discover new patterns about the language and style used by these earliest Latin authors, as well as to discover novel relationships between these authors and the later critics responsible for their transmission.