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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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Noun1.philhellenist - an admirer of Greece and everything Greek
admirer, booster, protagonist, supporter, champion, friend - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
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In Byron studies, we hear much of the Philhellenist who takes pains to present an "authentic" picture of the East rather than fall prey to essentializing stereotypes that merely work to further the imperialist agenda, and whose writings on the Orient are legitimized by actual travels to the region.
Indeed, the victim could be any ordinary British man, his skin blackened by the "Black Death." As sheer blackened material, Raymond flung from his horse, the dying "negro," and the Black Spectre on his coal-black horse all traverse historically specific spatial realms (the British philhellenist cause against the shrinking Turkish Ottoman Empire, British colonialism faced with the prolonged abolitionist movement inside Britain, and French aristocracy in the wake of the Revolution).
Consider, for example, the Druze, for whom Socrates and Plato are not just philosophers but major prophets, thus spiritually committed to this brand of classical Hellenic theory and lifestyle in a quite different manner than, say, Western Philhellenists or Greek Christians.