Definition of prosopographical in English:

prosopographical

adjective

  • See prosopography

    • ‘From a prosopographical viewpoint, the inclusion of the descendants of Augustus's granddaughter Julia, the earlier wives of the emperor Claudius and their immediate lineage, as well as the lineage of Poppaea would have been useful.’
    • ‘The author's conclusions regarding social, economic, and legal integration rest entirely on detailed prosopographical sketches of a limited number of apparently representative families.’
    • ‘A bold, brilliant work, it transformed classical studies by applying prosopographical techniques (looking at the group biographies of Roman senators) to the politics of early Rome.’
    • ‘Recent conferences have been increasingly global from a prosopographical perspective, as well as from a thematic one.’

Pronunciation

prosopographical

/ˌprəʊsəpəˈɡrafɪk(ə)l/