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  • adj. Of or relating to the Hellas civilization that flourished in mainland Greece during the Bronze Age (3000 to about 1100 BCE).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as Hellenic.


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From Ancient Greek Ελλαδικός (helladikos, "from Greece"), from Ελλάς (hellas, "Greece").


  • There's a huge gap between the time of the Early Helladic material earlier than 2100 BC and the known sanctuary from the 8th C BC onwards.

    Mount Lykaion Back in the News

  • They are subdivided in turn into such subperiods as Middle Helladic III, Late Helladic IIB1.

    The Trojan War

  • Anchored by a few absolute dates, the periods known as Early, Middle, and Late Helladic are the building blocks for dating Greek prehistory.

    The Trojan War

  • Signs of massive destruction are present at almost all Early Helladic period III sites.

    c. Mainland Greece: The Early and Middle Helladic Periods

  • Further south near the village of Proskynas, terra-cotta figurines of the early Helladic period (third-second millennium) were found, according to archaeologist Olga Kyriazi.

    Highway Digs Unearth Greek Bronze Age

  • In the first volume of Pylos, which I presume Finley read since he reviewed it, it is reported that on the floors of the burned rooms were found not only Late Helladic IIIB, but also Late Helladic IIIC pots.

    Competent Authorities

  • Blegen has at various times suggested three different dates for the fall of Troy VIIA, all earlier than the end of the Late Helladic IIIB period.

    Competent Authorities

  • Not a single sherd of the Late Helladic IIIC variety found in Pylos is among the pottery from Mycenae or Troy; and this variety chronologically is later than the Late Helladic IIIB found in those sites.

    Competent Authorities

  • The excavators of Troy VIIA, of Priam's Troy, in their final publication conclude that pottery found in the destruction level of that settlement belongs to the end of the Late Helladic IIIB period.

    Competent Authorities

  • "This new evidence strongly suggests that there were drinking (and perhaps feasting) parties taking place on the top of the mountain in the Late Helladic period, around 3,300 or 3,400 years ago," said Dr. Romano.

    Signs of the Times


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