Lexical diversity in the Latin canon

17 Jan 2015

Since I had the code laying around from my previous post on Greek lexical diversity, I turned it to the PHI5. Here’s my notebook on Lexical diversity in the Latin canon.

Below are the 100 PHI authors whose oeuvre contains more than 1,000 words.

Author                                           Score
------                                           -----
Marcus Pacuvius                                   0.734923
Anonymi Comici et Tragiciƒ                        0.733959
Caecilius Statiusƒ                                0.710372
Lucius Afranius                                   0.709464
Lucius Accius                                     0.702136
Anonymi Epici et Lyriciƒ                          0.694382
Grattius                                          0.658923
Aulus Persius Flaccusƒ                            0.625100
Priapea                                           0.591344
Quintus Ennius                                    0.586215
Anonymi de Differentiis [Fronto]ƒ                 0.584489
Granius Licinianusƒ                               0.573493
Quintus Serenus (Sammonicus)ƒ                     0.571752
Homerus Latinusƒ                                  0.565625
Phaedrus                                          0.554089
Titus Calpurnius Siculusƒ                         0.553699
Flavius Caper                                     0.549020
Claudius Caesar Germanicus                        0.540261
Gaius Lucilius                                    0.525157
Marcus Valerius Probus                            0.519757
Pompeius Trogus                                   0.519415
Publius Rutilius Lupusƒ                           0.514663
Albius Tibullus                                   0.503039
Aulus Hirtius                                     0.501003
Lucius Ampelius                                   0.500000
Publilius Syrusƒ                                  0.497767
Appendix Vergiliana                               0.494697
Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis, Juvenalƒ                0.474801
Gaius Valerius Catullus                           0.473509
Bellum Alexandrinum [Anonymous]ƒ                  0.470415
Bellum Hispaniense [Anonymous]ƒ                   0.470238
Calpurnius Flaccusƒ                               0.466302
Aemilius Asper                                    0.461034
Quintus Tullius Cicero                            0.442637
Fragmenta Bobiensiaƒ                              0.439967
Petronius                                         0.437559
Pomponius Mela                                    0.428278
Sextus Propertius                                 0.427811
C. Iul. Caes. Augustus Octavianusƒ                0.410993
Sextus Pompeius Festus                            0.409140
Marcus Manilius, Maniliusƒ                        0.408063
Annius Florus                                     0.406163
Bellum Africum [Anonymous]ƒ                       0.400681
Quintus Horatius Flaccus, Horaceƒ                 0.400133
Velleius Paterculusƒ                              0.397058
Siculus Flaccusƒ                                  0.390309
Gaius Valerius Flaccusƒ                           0.387805
Balbus, grom.ƒ                                    0.387013
Quintus Terentius Scaurus                         0.386408
Philumenus medicusƒ                               0.381565
Marcus Porcius Cato, Catoƒ                        0.377512
Quintus Asconius Pedianusƒ                        0.376320
Lucius Volusius Maecianus                         0.375535
Velius Longusƒ                                    0.374550
Marcus Cornelius Fronto                           0.373984
Hyginus, myth.ƒ                                   0.371260
Pomponius Porphyrio                               0.370067
Gaius Suetonius Tranquillusƒ                      0.364598
Hyginus Gromaticusƒ                               0.362943
Carmen de Bello Aegyptiacoƒ                       0.357192
Cornelius Nepos                                   0.353845
Apuleius Madaurensisƒ                             0.349986
Marcus Annaeus Lucanus                            0.348149
Marcus Valerius Martialis                         0.348123
Gaius Sallustius Crispusƒ                         0.345289
Silius Italicusƒ                                  0.339038
Zeno of Veronaƒ                                   0.337581
Publius Papinius Statius                          0.334143
Valerius Maximusƒ                                 0.328852
Sextus Iulius Frontinus                           0.328123
Terentianus Maurus                                0.323266
Quintus Curtius Rufusƒ                            0.322776
Quintus Remmius Palaemon                          0.311851
Titus Lucretius Carusƒ                            0.305411
Publius Vergilius Maro, Virgil, Vergilƒ           0.303787
Marcus Terentius Varro, Varroƒ                    0.301865
Vitruvius                                         0.296326
C. Plinius Caecilius Secundus, Plinyƒ             0.289613
L. Iunius Moderatus Columella                     0.273782
Gaius Caesius Bassus                              0.273120
Aulus Gellius                                     0.269591
Cornelius Tacitus                                 0.261143
Gaius Iulius Caesar, Caesarƒ                      0.256919
Scriptores Historiae Augustaeƒ                    0.254922
Lucius Annaeus Seneca seniorƒ                     0.249227
Scribonius Largus                                 0.249186
Hyginus Astronomusƒ                               0.221587
Publius Ovidius Nasoƒ                             0.211197
Gaius, iur., Gaiusƒ                               0.210844
Publius Terentius Afer, Terenceƒ                  0.209488
Maurus Servius Honoratus, Serviusƒ                0.202441
Caelius Apicius                                   0.200020
Gaius Plinius Secundus, Plinyƒ                    0.199371
Titus Maccius Plautus                             0.193884
Aulus Cornelius Celsus                            0.193657
Lucius Annaeus Seneca iuniorƒ                     0.183630
Marcus Fabius Quintilianus                        0.162548
Titus Livius, Livyƒ                               0.141755
Marcus Tullius Cicero, Cicero, Tullyƒ             0.110542
Iustinianus, Justinian, Digestƒ                   0.077046

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