Definition of Hellenism
1 : grecism 1
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
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