noun Hel·le·nism \ˈhe-lə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of Hellenism

  1. 1 :  grecism 1

  2. 2 :  devotion to or imitation of ancient Greek thought, customs, or styles

  3. 3 :  Greek civilization especially as modified in the Hellenistic period by influences from southwestern Asia

  4. 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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