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 (fĭl-hĕl′ēn′) also phil·hel·len·ist (-hĕl′ə-nĭst)
One who admires Greece or the Greeks.

[Greek philellēn : phil-, philo-, philo- + Hellēn, Greek.]

phil′hel·len′ic (fĭl′hĕ-lĕn′ĭk) adj.
phil·hel′len·ism n.


a habit of friendship or support for the Greeks. — Philhellenist, n.Philhellenic, adj.
See also: Greece and Greeks
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.philhellenism - admiration for Greece and the Greeks and Greek customs
admiration, esteem - a feeling of delighted approval and liking
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In December 1868, Clarendon, who had just returned to the Foreign Office and was confronted with the Cretan problem, observed that the change of government in Britain raised the hopes of the Greeks, who "as a last resource are now relying on the philhellenism of Gladstone.
A very prominent topic for Dabrowa is the old question of "Parthian Philhellenism," expressed mainly via their coins, which consistently follow Greek, i.
It is, in other words, both an Asiatic regime that precedes the free subjectivity of the Greeks as this is actuated by their relationship with kindly Nature, and an emic Greek regime that Schiller acknowledges both in its original Greekness and in its persistence into German philhellenism.
KEYWORDS: Edgar Allan Poe, ancient Greece, Hellenic language, philhellenism, Hellenic history, Hellenic tragedy.
Its subject matter is clearly influenced by the poet's Philhellenism, and the romantic triangle among Hassan, Turkish chieftain; Leila, Circassian slave; and the Giaour (the word is Turkish for infidel), Venetian renegade, has often been read as an allegory of the world-historical strife between East and West over the subjugated Greece.
Moreover, Musurus undoubtedly was aware of Leo's philhellenism, for which see e.
Like its Romantic predecessor, Victorian philhellenism still strove to "reclaim" Greek antiquity insofar as it represented the fount of western and northern European civilization.
Down from Olympus: Archeology and Philhellenism in Germany, 1750-1970.
Down From Olympus: Archaeology and Philhellenism in Germany, 1750-1970, Princeton, N.
One probably should as well take into account philhellenism and the Romantic movement to explain why the Turk's villainy was taken for granted.
The Ottomans have certainly become more familiar to us as our philhellenism has dimmed.
Here are the main chapters of the monograph: Brief Historical Events of the Greek Presence in the Area; The Trades of the Greeks in Mehedinti (merchants, land agents, innkeepers, doctors, lawyers, teachers, writers); The Origins; The Social, Cultural and Philantropical Work of the Greek Community; Nationalizations and Expropriations; Philhellenism in Severin; The Greek Book in the Severin Libraries and Archives.