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This is not a direct answer to the question in the sense of a general term, but there is a very well-known term for a specific example: the teichoskopia in Book III of the Iliad, where Helen stands atop the wall and catalogues the Greek chieftans. Depending on the context and your audience, you may be able to use "teichoskopia" as a general term, ...


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Such introductions and descriptions are called epic catalogues. Barbarians are sometimes known to refer to them as epic catalogs. The term catalogue is not restricted to characters. Lists of armies, ships, places, etc. are also covered by the term. As far as I am aware, there is no specific term for any of these; they are all just called catalogues and ...


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