from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to both Greece and Rome: Greco-Roman mythology.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Greek or Roman culture.
  • adj. Describing Greco-Roman wrestling, a form of wrestling where fighters may only attack above the waist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having characteristics that are partly Greek and partly Roman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to both Greece and Rome, as the Latin civilization after it had become modified by contact with the higher civilization of Greece, and specifically the art cultivated under Roman domination, almost exclusively by Greek artists.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures


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  • There are parallels to Greco-Roman mythology, particularly in its depiction of the underworld and death, and to Christian beliefs such as monotheism and the existence of a messiah.

    Book Report: Myths of the North American Indians, by Lewis Spence

  • The couple say it offers guests a modern version of the Greco-Roman spa experience at the "Ferme Thermale d'Eugenie" and a constantly evolving slimming menu.

    French Master Chef Reinvents His Art

  • Does it matter if they are "real" (e.g. members of the Greco-Roman pantheon) or products of the author's imagination?

    Signing Thursday & Convention in Minneapolis

  • Many religions of the day, including some of the Greco-Roman “mystery religions,” were open to people of varied ethnicities.

    One World, Under God

  • Musical instruments transform into birds, then seashells, Egyptian figures, fish, flowers, Greco-Roman torsos and painters' palettes.

    A Modern Movement Unto Himself

  • The whole Greco-Roman ‘state as natural’ meme was rejected by Locke, et alia.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Results of VC Reader Poll

  • His Palladian residential aesthetic, his Greco-Roman temple to government in Richmond, and the meaning of his Declaration of Independence still inspire and resonate across the republic.

    J. Michael Welton: A Tale of Two Architects

  • Greco-Roman influence on fiction was run of the mill at that time and MIÉVILLE views it as "too clean," "overburdened with percision," and "as cold as Greek and Roman marble".

    China Miéville on J.R.R. Tolkien

  • TOLKIEN was responsible for a tectonic shift of focus in storytelling; a shift from Greco-Roman mythology to a more yeasty Norse Magic.

    China Miéville on J.R.R. Tolkien

  • You could also go on the offensive by inscribing a curse on a statuette of someone you wished to harm, or on an “execration bowl”; either would then be ritually smashed, thereby releasing the power of your curse and, in effect, letting it loose.3 A similar, ancient form of cursing called in Greek “making a katadesmos” or, in Latin, a defixio has been widely evidenced in excavations all over the Greco-Roman world.

    In the Valley of the Shadow


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