Definition of Hellenization in English:


(British Hellenisation)


  • See Hellenize

    • ‘The Bronze Age ends with the collapse of palatial Mediterranean societies and their arts, and Aegean peoples sought refuge in Cyprus, thus beginning the Hellenization of the island.’
    • ‘A few examples will have to suffice to explain how the Hellenization of the known world affected Early Judaism.’
    • ‘Alexander had paved the way, and so had the Hellenization of most Early Judaism.’
    • ‘In other words, the Greeks forced their world down the throats of everyone, a process we have identified as Hellenization.’
    • ‘What the breakdown of Alexander's empire had accomplished was nothing less than the Hellenization of the Mediterranean world.’