Hellenism

noun
Hel·​le·​nism | \ ˈhe-lə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Hellenism (audio) \

Definition of Hellenism

2 : devotion to or imitation of ancient Greek thought, customs, or styles
3 : Greek civilization especially as modified in the Hellenistic period by influences from southwestern Asia
4 : a body of humanistic and classical ideals associated with ancient Greece and including reason, the pursuit of knowledge and the arts, moderation, civic responsibility, and bodily development

First Known Use of Hellenism

1609, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hellenism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hellenism. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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