prosopographers

prosopography

[pros-uh-pog-ruh-fee]
noun, plural prosopographies.
1.
a study of a collection of persons or characters, especially their appearances, careers, personalities, etc., within a historical, literary, or social context.
2.
a description of a person's appearance, career, personality, etc.

prosopographer, noun
prosopographical [pros-oh-puh-graf-i-kuhl] , adjective
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prosopography (ˌprɒsəˈpɒɡrəfɪ)
 
n
1.  a description of a person's life and career
2.  the study of such descriptions as part of history, esp Roman history
 
[C16: from New Latin prosopographia, from Greek prosōpon face, person + -graphy]
 
proso'pographer
 
n
 
prosopographical
 
adj
 
prosopo'graphically
 
adv

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