Definition of philhellenism in US English:

philhellenism

noun

  • See philhellene

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is precisely the unspoiled and Arcadian aspect of Greece that, in the twentieth century, provided new shadings of philhellenism.’
    • ‘Shelley's preface, his last great appeal for political liberty in Europe, remains a classic statement of English philhellenism: ‘We are all Greeks.’’
    • ‘Then in 66-68 Nero went on a tour of Greece, where his cultural interests and philhellenism were more appreciated than at Rome.’

Pronunciation

philhellenism

/filˈheləˌnizəm/