prosopography


pros·o·pog·ra·phy

noun \ˌprä-sə-ˈpä-grə-fē\

Definition of PROSOPOGRAPHY

:  a study that identifies and relates a group of persons or characters within a particular historical or literary context
pros·o·po·graph·i·cal \-pə-ˈgra-fi-kəl\ adjective

Origin of PROSOPOGRAPHY

New Latin prosopographia, from Greek prosōpon person + -graphia -graphy
First Known Use: 1929

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