Definition of Hellenistic in English:
Of or relating to Greek history, language, and culture from the death of Alexander the Great to the defeat of Cleopatra and Mark Antony by Octavian in 31 bc. During this period Greek culture flourished, spreading through the Mediterranean and into the Near East and Asia and centering on Alexandria in Egypt and Pergamum in Turkey.
- The dominant language in the Hellenistic world, was Greek.
- In Greek and Hellenistic culture, we certainly see traces of it, but they are usually attributed to Egyptian or Asian influence.
- To be sure, they inhabited the same world as the Hellenistic Greeks.
Definition of Hellenistic in:
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