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- n. Love of Greece.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Love of Greece.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Love of Greece; the principles of the Philhellenes.
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- n. admiration for Greece and the Greeks and Greek customs
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Large parts of Turkish Anatolia and Thrace were assigned to Greece to satisfy the ambitions of Prime Minister Venizelos and the philhellenism of Lloyd George, or to France to indulge a romantic conceit about her special relationship with the Levant going back to the crusades and the Napoleonic wars.
The poet Byron was the apotheosis of philhellenism, journeying to Greece to join its fight for independence, and his disappointment in the real-live Greeks he met sounds like so many contemporary encounters of Westerners with the Third World.
The birthplace of the forerunners of the modern social and civic spirit and the mother of the most genuine philhellenism, the
When will your Cretan volume, crowned [Untranslatable pun on the words "cretois" and "crete."] with erudition and philhellenism, be finished?
Euphrosunes, for government employ, and the memorial survives, attested by bishop and clergy, of a man with a daughter to marry, who being too poor to find a dowry 'had decided on reverting to your Excellency's well-known philhellenism, and with tears in his eyes besought that your
The literary philhellenism of the present age, and especially its philologic tendency is fast hunting the classic spectres of the heroic times into primeval shade.
Its adoption was a triumph of classical philhellenism over common sense, of Cavafy's 'serious and stately' image over reality; and as we have already noted, it has not ceased to be a divisive and stultifying force in the contemporary Greek state.
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