A phrase or form of speech in accordance with genius and construction or idioms of the Greek language; a Grecism.
The type of character of the ancient Greeks, who aimed at culture, grace, and amenity, as the chief elements in human well-being and perfection.
Greek character or culture (specially of ancient Greece), the study or imitation of Greek culture
(1) A general term referring to the influence that Greek Pagan culture had on other societies in ancient times. Judaism was profoundly influenced by Hellenism after the conquest of Palestine by the Greeks in the second century BCE. (2) Term used to describe the spread of Greek ("Hellenic") culture under Alexander the Great. (3) Culture derived from the Greek civilization that flourished between 800 and 400 BCE.
Multifaceted culture created through the interaction of Greek culture and local cultures beginning with the conquests of Alexander the Great.
(HEL·len·ism). Ancient Greek culture.
A name applied to the culture of the ancient Greeks, especially that of Athens at its height in Fifth century b.c. It is also applied to the works of those who later adopted Hellenic values and principles. The Hellenistic Age, a time when Greek culture spread throughout the eastern Mediterranean, is generally dated from the death of Alexander the Great to the rise of Augustus in Rome (323-330 b.c.).
the principles and ideals associated with classical Greek civilization
a body of humanistic and classical ideals associated with ancient Greece
the cultural mix of Greek and Semitic cultures which characterised the Near East after the conquests of Alexander the Great.
(adj. hellenistic; Greek for "Greekish") The civilization that spread from Greece through much of the ancient world from 333 (Alexander the Great) to 63 (dominance of Rome) B.C.E.; as a result, many elements of Greek culture (names, language, philosophy, athletics, architecture, etc.) penetrated the ancient Middle East. See Biblical Story, Chapter 17.
The graecized culture that spread throughout the Mediterranean world in the wake of the conquests of Alexander the Great ( 323 B.C.E.) and remained prominent during the period of Roman hegemony.
Culture derived from the Greek civilization that flourished between 800 and 400 b.c.e. (p. 125)
Imitation of ancient Greek thought or style s. Also, an approach to life that focuses on the growth and development of the intellect. "Hellenism" is sometimes used to refer to the belief that reason can be applied to examine all human experience. A cogent discussion of Hellenism can be found in Matthew Arnold's Culture and Anarchy.
Hellenism, from Greek ÎˆÎ»Î»Î·Î½Î¹ÏƒÎ¼ÏŒÏ‚ ('Hellenismos'), imitation of the Greeks; German Hellenizein, to speak Greek.