Definitions

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  • adj. Loving Greek culture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to philhellenism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Philhellenes; loving the Greeks.

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

  • adj. characterized by a love of Greece and Grecian things

Etymologies

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phil- +‎ Hellenic

Examples

  • Despite the fact that Arrian lived nearly a half-millennia after the events described in his history he served as consul under the philhellenic Roman emperor Hadrian, he is by far our best and most reliable source for the events that he describes.

    The Greatest of Them All

  • In her time, this weapon-clad 'modern Amazon'8 was celebrated by romantic literature and iconography, haunted national legends, and fascinated the European philhellenic imagination, in particular.

    Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity

  • Frederic Adam, Stewart McKenzie, and John Seaton appear to have been more philhellenic than we ourselves, but General Howard Douglas was outrageously and scandalously despotic.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • How far in the event did those Greek and Macedonian rulers, philhellenic Iranian princes and others, hellenize West Asia?

    The Ancient East

  • He was the son of Saly Pasha, the pasha of Athens, and was a child in his mother's arms when the city was carried by assault by the Greeks and their philhellenic supporters, in I know not which year of the Greek insurrection.

    Memoirs (Vieux Souvenirs) of the Prince de Joinville

  • So emphatically did he pledge himself for the good faith and philhellenic [31] dispositions of the satrap, that he overruled the opposition of many among the soldiers; who, still continuing to entertain their former suspicions, remonstrated especially against the extreme imprudence of putting all the generals at once into the power of Tissaphernês.

    The Two Great Retreats of History

  • He starts with the defense of Greek independence by the London Greek Committee and other philhellenic persons and groups in the early 1820s that reached its climax in the British destruction of the Ottoman fleet in Navarino Bay in 1827.

    Latest Articles

  • "Alexander's various successors, to whom Greece was still the most coveted prize, held two conflicting opinions of the city-states (with many nuances in between): that they were still free allies (a view upheld ostensibly, and perhaps genuinely, by the philhellenic Antigonus I Monophtholmos), and, conversely, that they were little better than subjects (the attitude of Antipater and Cassander."

    American Chronicle

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