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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.
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Adj.1.philhellenic - characterized by a love of Greece and Grecian things; "the Philhellenic Society"
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The editors of this volume, based on the proceedings of a conference of the Wilhelm-Muller-Gesellschaft, which took place in 2013, aim to illuminate some lesser-known aspects of Midler's work and reception within this philhellenic context, decrying previous scholars' refusal to acknowledge the blood-bespattered earnestness of the poet's Hellenic oeuvre, treating him instead as a mere Romantic handmaiden to Schubert's genius.
No indication of philhellenic tendencies is even mentioned in Marchand's (1934) thorough inquiry on Poe's role as a social critic.
In this climate even a Philhellenic Committee was formed in 1863, which enlisted sixteen MPs with a Liberal, or Radical, disposure.
Luriottis, who had been the bearer of other letters from the Greek Government to the Philhellenic Committee, established at the end of 1821, or at the commencement of 1822, at Madrid, by Mr.
What Philip failed to understand was that Cato, although neither philhellenic enough to desire a foothold for Rome in Greece, was too much of a patriot to let an insult to the state pass unchallenged.
Beller (2000:148-155) argues that for those Jews wishing to abandon the 'baggage of Hebraism' it was much easier to embrace the myths and writings of Greek antiquity and the philhellenic literature of Germany than it was to adopt the more medieval constructions of Christianity and the Nordic myths of German nationalism.
This created quite a stir in Britain, as it tapped into the philhellenic feeling still remaining from the Greek War of Independence of the 1820s.
Occupying the same space of versification as the preceding cantos describing the pirate island and the pasha's court, Byron's philhellenic address structurally links the security of property for which both Conrad and Seyd arm themselves with Greek aspirations for liberal democracy:
Historians and archaeologists played on the philhellenic passions of nineteenth-century Europeans to highlight the ancient Greek history of the region.
Since Byron, however, ancient and also modern Greek "purple passages" had become the object of an exchange of resistance fervor between the Greeks and philhellenic Westerners.
Cypriots were taught in their own languages, mainly due to the colonialists' romantic, philhellenic notion that for the Greek Cypriots the Classics should be taught in their original language, that of ancient Athens.
John Quincy Adams knew and loved the classics, but he was unsettled by what he viewed as reckless philhellenic rhetoric.