- ancient Greek culture or ideals.
- the imitation or adoption of ancient Greek language, thought, customs, art, etc.: the Hellenism of Alexandrian Jews.
- the characteristics of Greek culture, especially after the time of Alexander the Great; civilization of the Hellenistic period.
Origin of Hellenism
Related Words for hellenismgrandeur, majesty, symmetry, purity, polish, clarity, severity, proportion, elegance, rhythm, objectivity, simplicity, finish, sobriety, formality, refinement, lucidity, class, dignity, propriety
Examples from the Web for hellenism
Historical Examples of hellenism
Homeric Epicism—antique Hellenism and modern Hellenism are both there.Cyropaedia
On one side, indeed, the Reformation was a return to Hellenism from Romanism.
There is no reconciliation between this view of life and Hellenism.
The victory of Athanasius was in no sense a defeat for Hellenism.
I fear you will injure your Hellenism with this Romaic jargon.Letters to an Unknown
- the principles, ideals, and pursuits associated with classical Greek civilization
- the spirit or national character of the Greeks
- conformity to, imitation of, or devotion to the culture of ancient Greece
- the cosmopolitan civilization of the Hellenistic world