hellenistic hellenistic  /ˌhɛ lə ˈnɪ stɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) relating to or characteristic of the classical Greek civilization

Synonym(s)

News

  • Jerry Saltz on the Met’s Incredible Boxer at Rest Sculpture

    I lost all bearings at the shocking first sight of Boxer at Rest, the astounding Hellenistic (323-31 B.C.). bronze masterpiece on view only until July 18 in the center of the long entrance hall of the Greek and Roman wing. It was like a thunderbolt. My psychic borders broke as it ... More »        
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Vulture

Quotes

  1. "We found indisputable evidence that the Thracian civilization was at least equal to the ancient Greek one," Kitov said in 2004. "In fact, we proved that Thracians were co-authors of the ancient culture, which often is called Hellenistic by...
    on Sep 18, 2008 By: Georgi Kitov Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I think there was a massive conversion to Judaism during classical antiquity," Dr Ostrer said. "Judaism was perceived in the Hellenistic world as an intellectual religion and it had great appeal. The Jewish historian Josephus estimated that...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Harry Ostrer Source: Jewish Chronicle

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