Noun(1) an admirer of Greece and everything Greek
Adjective(1) characterized by a love of Greece and Grecian things
(1) Resistance to the Junta had been growing within Greece and overseas amongst Greeks abroad and their philhellene and pro-democracy supporters.(2) A philhellene , he obtained appointments in the Ionian Islands, including, in 1854, secretary to the Lord High Commissioner.(3) One philhellene whom Roessel discusses very well is his former professor, Edmund Keeley, whose experience of Greece dates back to his childhood in the thirties.(4) Lavish donations outside Palestine established Herod as a benefactor on an empire-wide scale, as well as a flamboyant philhellene ; the Olympian games and the city of Athens were among the beneficiaries.(5) a romantic philhellene(6) a romantic philhellene(7) Universal classical literacy beckons in the wake of the Athens Olympics, and philhellenes the world over must already be entertaining shy hopes for a 21st-century rebirth of neo-classicism.(8) It is precisely the unspoiled and Arcadian aspect of Greece that, in the twentieth century, provided new shadings of philhellenism .(9) Hadrian went from Egypt to Lycia; by the winter of 131-2 he was back at Athens, to inaugurate the Olympieum and founded the Panhellenion (an organization of Greek cities), the culmination of his philhellenism .(10) Dreamy days by the beach, hunting for shells and watching fishermen mend their nets may well convert them into confirmed philhellenes by the time you leave.(11) Then in 66-68 Nero went on a tour of Greece, where his cultural interests and philhellenism were more appreciated than at Rome.(12) She took part in a number of battles and sent letters to women's philhellenic circles so as to gain sympathy for Greece and boost the philhellenic tide.(13) Philhellenic aid societies in Western Europe sent large sums of money and even volunteers to Greece during the war.(14) Shelley's preface, his last great appeal for political liberty in Europe, remains a classic statement of English philhellenism : ‘We are all Greeks.’
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