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Stylometric Authorship in Flavius Josephus and Related Literature

Jewish Studies No. 12

By (author) David S. Williams
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Jun 1992
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 0773495185
ISBN-13: 9780773495180
Barcode No: 9780773495180
This study aims both to demonstrate the unlikelihood that Josephus wrote "4 Maccabees" or "De Universo" and to reveal the basic stylistic uniformity of Josephus' works. While various historical and literary concerns are evaluated, the central tool employed in this study is stylometry, a statistical method for quantifying stylistic features of a literary composition. One suggestion is that if Josephus did use certain sources for portions of his works, he has changed them so much stylistically that it is impossible to discern them. Finally, this book seeks to establish a simple stylometric method which may be used for other studies of disputed authorship.

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