adj.1.of or relating to or characteristic of Greece or the Greeks; as, greeklike struggles.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He had long despaired of witnessing a Greeklike struggle.
Henry worries that the "vague and bloody conflict that had thrilled him with their sweep and fire" might be literally history because he "had regarded battles as crimson blotches on the pages of the past." (28) Subsequently, "things of the bygone" and "a Greeklike struggle" for him to witness "would be no more." (29) In an oxymoronic situation, Henry's desire is structured toward glory in a situation where glory is gone.
A farm boy whose struggle with his emotions might be that of the eternal recruit in any battle of any war, Henry has dreamed of fighting heroically in "Greeklike" battles.