Definition of Panhellenic in English:

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Panhellenic

Pronunciation: /ˌpanhɛˈlɛnɪk/
/ˌpanhɛˈliːɛnɪk/

adjective

1Of or representing all people of Greek origin or ancestry: Homer is a Panhellenic poet, claimed by many
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  • Victors at the Olympic games enjoyed a renown unmatched in the ancient Greek world: it was the most prestigious of the Panhellenic games.
  • The theoroi of each polis conducted ritual acts in the Panhellenic sanctuaries in the name of that polis.
  • Herakles' twelve labors are set in both Peloponnesian and distant locales, choices suited to a Panhellenic sanctuary, the site of Panhellenic games, and visitors and votives from all over Greece.
1.1Relating to, advocating, or denoting the idea of a political union of all Greeks.

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