Definition of Helladic in English:

Helladic

adjective

Archaeology
  • Relating to or denoting the Bronze Age cultures of mainland Greece (c.3000–1050 BC), of which the latest period is equivalent to the Mycenaean age.

    • ‘The fortifications of the citadel date to the Late Helladic period.’
    • ‘The plan marks the possible connection between the two exposed portions of Middle Helladic wall.’
    • ‘This invasion formed the start for the middle Helladic period.’
    • ‘How do the comparisons within the study area enhance our understanding of an Early Helladic world-view?’
    • ‘It is here that the complex blending of Minoan and native Helladic artistic traditions can be clearly observed.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from Greek Helladikos, from Hellas, Hellad- ‘Greece’.

Pronunciation

Helladic

/hɛˈladɪk/