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prosopography

[pros-uh-pog-ruh-fee] /ˌprɒs əˈpɒg rə fi/
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.
Related forms
prosopographer, noun
prosopographical [pros-oh-puh-graf-i-kuh l] /ˌprɒs oʊ pəˈgræf ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA), adjective
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prosopography

/ˌprɒsəˈpɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
a description of a person's life and career
2.
the study of such descriptions as part of history, esp Roman history
Derived Forms
prosopographer, noun
prosopographical (ˌprɒsəpəˈɡræfɪkəl) adjective
prosopographically, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from New Latin prosopographia, from Greek prosōpon face, person + -graphy
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