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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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a habit of friendship or support for the Greeks. — Philhellenist, n.Philhellenic, adj.
See also: Greece and Greeks
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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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However, for his critics in the press and even for some of his colleagues in government, Gladstone's philhellenism, understood as affection to everything Hellenic including the modern kingdom and its people, acquired the status of an undisputed truth.
From here, the exhibition took off on a wild ride through a constellation of historical ethnographic material of all kinds, both as source and as subject, ultimately leading to an installation by McDermott & McGough and Piotr Uklanski (The Greek Way, 2017) that simplistically and problematically addresses German fascism, its philhellenism, and the implicit reaction formation behind the homophobia of the Nazis.
A very prominent topic for Dabrowa is the old question of "Parthian Philhellenism," expressed mainly via their coins, which consistently follow Greek, i.e., Seleucid prototypes.
Furthermore, the presence of the marbles in the British Museum has supposedly played a major role in the rise of philhellenism and influenced many cultures for which consequently the Parthenon is part of their cultural heritage as well.
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. He cites Goethe's Iphigenia in Tauris on the Titanism of pre-aesthetic human being: this pre-subject of immediate contact has the "vigorous marrow of the Titans" (der Titanen / Kraftvolles Mark ist sein) (Schiller 1967, 172).
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.g.
Like its Romantic predecessor, Victorian philhellenism still strove to "reclaim" Greek antiquity insofar as it represented the fount of western and northern European civilization.
(56.) Maria Koundoura, "Between Orientalism and Philhellenism: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's 'Real' Greeks," The Eighteenth Century 45, no.