Definition of Hellenistic

1. Adjective. Relating to or characteristic of the classical Greek civilization.

Exact synonyms: Hellenic, Hellenistical
Partainyms: Hellenism, Hellenism, Hellenism
Derivative terms: Hellenism, Hellenism



Definition of Hellenistic

1. a. Pertaining to the Hellenists.

Definition of Hellenistic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the period of the Greek culture, history, or art after the death of Alexander the Great (323 B.C.) to the defeat of Cleopatra and Mark Antony by Octavian (31 B.C.)--though this end-point is often debated. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or relating to a Hellenist. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hellenistic

Hellenic
Hellenic Republic
Hellenic language
Hellenisation
Hellenisations
Hellenise
Hellenised
Helleniser
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Hellenises
Hellenising
Hellenism
Hellenismos
Hellenisms
Hellenist
Hellenistic
Hellenistic Greek
Hellenistical
Hellenistically
Hellenists
Hellenization
Hellenizations
Hellenize
Hellenized
Hellenizer
Hellenizers
Hellenizes
Hellenizing
Helleno-
Hellenophile

Literary usage of Hellenistic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"The basis of hellenistic literature was the translation of the Old Testament into Greek (sec BIBLE VERSIONS, A, I.1,§1; hellenistic Results GREEK), which, ..."

2. Athletics and Mathematics in Archaic Corinth: The Origins of the Greek Stadionby David Gilman Romano by David Gilman Romano (1993)
"44) the Archaic dro- was replaced by a hellenistic dromos which was ... The hellenistic starting line was constructed slightly to the east ; Early Classical ..."

3. The Inscriptions of Kourion by Terence Bruce Mitford (1971)
"THE hellenistic INSCRIPTIONS The hellenistic inscriptions of Kourion, forty-seven in number, are, w the exception of nos. 39 (OGl no. 125), 41 and 60, ..."

4. Athens and Its Monuments by Charles Heald Weller (1913)
"CHAPTER V THE hellenistic AND ROMAN AGORA AND OTHER SITES hellenistic AND ROMAN AGORA IF the characterization were taken to imply a distinct or different ..."

5. Ancient Times, a History of the Early World: An Introduction to the Study of by James Henry Breasted (1916)
"The the hellenistic Age, meaning the period in which Greek civili- Age— su-C zation spread throughout the ancient world, especially the Orient, ..."

6. Theological Propædeutic: A General Introduction to the Study of Theology by Philip Schaff, Samuel Macauley Jackson (1893)
"The city of Alexandria, founded by Alexander the Great (BC 332), became the center of the hellenistic dialect. There different nationalities mingled, ..."

7. The Cults of the Greek States by Lewis Richard Farnell (1907)
"The Pourtales work is a fascinating example of what may be called the hellenistic effeminate type of Apollo. But certain earlier representations belonging ..."

8. A Handbook of Greek Sculpture by Ernest Arthur Gardner (1897)
"Other Works of the hellenistic Age.—Amongst the works made to glorify the victories of Alexander and his successors, those that we have hitherto noticed ..."

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