prosopography

noun
pros·​o·​pog·​ra·​phy | \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

Other Words from prosopography

prosopographical \ ˌprä-​pə-​ˈgra-​fi-​kəl \ adjective

First Known Use of prosopography

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prosopography

borrowed from German Prosopographie, borrowed from New Latin prosopographia "description of an individual's personal appearance," from Greek prósōpon "face, mask, role, person" + New Latin -graphia -graphy — more at prosopopoeia

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