Hellenize

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Hel·le·nize

 (hĕl′ə-nīz′)
v. Hel·le·nized, Hel·le·niz·ing, Hel·le·niz·es
v.intr.
To adopt Greek ways and speech; become Greek.
v.tr.
To make Greek in character, culture, or civilization.

Hel′le·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
Hel′le·niz′er n.

Hellenize

(ˈhɛlɪˌnaɪz) or

Hellenise

vb
1. (Peoples) to make or become like the ancient Greeks
2. (Historical Terms) to make or become like the ancient Greeks
ˌHelleniˈzation, ˌHelleniˈsation n
ˈHellenˌizer, ˈHellenˌiser n

Hel•len•ize

(ˈhɛl əˌnaɪz)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
1. to make Greek in character.
v.i.
2. to adopt Greek ideas or customs.
[1605–15; < Greek]
Hel`len•i•za′tion, n.
Hel′len•iz`er, n.

Hellenize


Past participle: Hellenized
Gerund: Hellenizing

Imperative
Hellenize
Hellenize
Present
I Hellenize
you Hellenize
he/she/it Hellenizes
we Hellenize
you Hellenize
they Hellenize
Preterite
I Hellenized
you Hellenized
he/she/it Hellenized
we Hellenized
you Hellenized
they Hellenized
Present Continuous
I am Hellenizing
you are Hellenizing
he/she/it is Hellenizing
we are Hellenizing
you are Hellenizing
they are Hellenizing
Present Perfect
I have Hellenized
you have Hellenized
he/she/it has Hellenized
we have Hellenized
you have Hellenized
they have Hellenized
Past Continuous
I was Hellenizing
you were Hellenizing
he/she/it was Hellenizing
we were Hellenizing
you were Hellenizing
they were Hellenizing
Past Perfect
I had Hellenized
you had Hellenized
he/she/it had Hellenized
we had Hellenized
you had Hellenized
they had Hellenized
Future
I will Hellenize
you will Hellenize
he/she/it will Hellenize
we will Hellenize
you will Hellenize
they will Hellenize
Future Perfect
I will have Hellenized
you will have Hellenized
he/she/it will have Hellenized
we will have Hellenized
you will have Hellenized
they will have Hellenized
Future Continuous
I will be Hellenizing
you will be Hellenizing
he/she/it will be Hellenizing
we will be Hellenizing
you will be Hellenizing
they will be Hellenizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been Hellenizing
you have been Hellenizing
he/she/it has been Hellenizing
we have been Hellenizing
you have been Hellenizing
they have been Hellenizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been Hellenizing
you will have been Hellenizing
he/she/it will have been Hellenizing
we will have been Hellenizing
you will have been Hellenizing
they will have been Hellenizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been Hellenizing
you had been Hellenizing
he/she/it had been Hellenizing
we had been Hellenizing
you had been Hellenizing
they had been Hellenizing
Conditional
I would Hellenize
you would Hellenize
he/she/it would Hellenize
we would Hellenize
you would Hellenize
they would Hellenize
Past Conditional
I would have Hellenized
you would have Hellenized
he/she/it would have Hellenized
we would have Hellenized
you would have Hellenized
they would have Hellenized
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The Hellenizers of the Near East, especially the Seleucid ruler Antiochus Epiphanes, conducted a violent persecution of the Jews, outlawing the Jewish faith and attempting to force, among other things, the worship of Zeus.
Dimont analyzes the conflict like this: "Antiochus Epiphanes has been so entrenched in Jewish history as a villain that few Jews can see the war that ensued for what it really was--not an uprising against tyrannical Seleucids, but a revolt by Jewish anti-Hellenizers against Jewish Hellenizers." (34) A point that Johnson makes about Jewish rebels in another context is applicable to the Maccabees: They put into practice "the ancient doctrine that Jewish society was a theocracy, acknowledging rule by none but God." (35)
Jews alone of these conquered cultures did not have a clean prime-divider line along which to sever the elites, and, despite the partial collaboration/assimilation of some (the Hellenizers, the Sadducees), other elites, especially rabbinic, refused to switch their allegiance from their (chosen) people to the conquering elite.
(Given his track record toward what was once politely termed "effeminacy," it's pretty horrifying to imagine how he might have portrayed the Hellenizers. I expect, at minimum, copious male eyeliner and hot pokers up bumsand I don't mean that in the nice way.)
a dialectic weapon; to the cutting edge of Greek logic they fitted, in the place of the universals of Greek speculative thought, the positive doctrines of the Koran, and with this they ultimately drove the Hellenizers from the field....
When the traditionalists prevailed, and the king was forced to back down, the Hellenizers were systematically hunted down.
The citadel of Jerusalem remained in the hellenizers' hands, and Judas's attempts to relieve it failed; the Syrians broke through the Jewish hold on the Sanctuary, where the sabbatical year had reduced the population to near famine, and Judas evacuated it; and Judas and his supporters were boxed in to a small area of Judaea (again, rather like the retreating Jacobites).
Rather, in the light of the contemporary perception of the rebellion as part of France's plan to dominate Britain politically and forcibly to change its religion, Judas unifying a nation disrupted from within by hellenizers who co-opt foreign hellenizing Syrian forces is equivalent to Cumberland unifying a nation disrupted from within by Jacobites who co-opt foreign Catholic French forces.
Hengel have claimed that this was indeed the case, and that extreme Jewish hellenizers were actually the ones who instigated the persecution.(9) Moreover, the Hasmoneans themselves quickly adopted Hellenistic mores; they instituted holidays celebrating military victories (Nicanor Day on the 13th of Adar), as did the Greeks; they signed treaties with Rome and forged close alliances with the upper strata of Jerusalem society, whose hellenized proclivities - as those of the Hasmoneans themselves (see below) - are attested by names such as Alexander, Diodorus, Apollonius, Eupolemus, Numenius, Antiochus, Jason, Antipater, and Aeneas.(10)
The spokesmen of this group ("Hellenizers") were all Jews.
in their fierce struggle against the Hellenizers in Judea.