Hellenic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or regarding the ancient Hellenes, their language, or their particular record; Greek.
    • Of or regarding the ancient greek language culture and society prior to the Hellenistic period.
    • Of or regarding Hellas (Greece) and/or Hellenes (Greeks).
    • Of or with respect to the Hellenes, or inhabitants of Greece; Greek; Grecian.
    • regarding or characteristic associated with ancient Greek society
    • of or relating to or characteristic of Greece or the Greeks or even the Greek language
    • of or pertaining to or feature of ancient Greek and Roman countries
  • noun:
    • The branch regarding the Indo-European language family members that consists only of Greek.
    • The dialect, formed with small variants from the Attic, which prevailed among Greek authors following the period of Alexander.
    • the Hellenic part of Indo-European group of languages
  • proper-noun:
    • The Greek language as well as its dialects from earliest documents (Linear B inscriptions, about 1600-1300 BCE) for this contemporary Greek.
  • others:
    • regarding the Hellenes or Greeks; displaying characteristics or inclinations attribute of the Greek race, typically considered (compare Hellenism, 2); Greek; Grecian.
    • In art, used particularly to Greek work from close for the ancient epoch towards the Roman supremacy in Greece, starting 146 b. c., or, much more narrowly, until the period of Alexander the fantastic together with sculptor Lysippus, about 330 b. c., the adjective Hellenistic becoming placed on subsequent work. The Helleuic epoch includes the time scale for the development and brilliance regarding the Doric and Ionic purchases, which where the axioms regarding the Corinthian purchase were exercised. In sculpture, etc., this era includes the works of the grand style, which succeeded the archaic. See Greek art, under Greek.—Hellenic dialect. See common dialect, under typical.

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