As adjective the main difference between Hellenic and Hellenistic is that Hellenic is Of or relating to the ancient Greek culture and civilization before the Hellenistic period. while Hellenistic is Of or relating to the period of the Greek culture, history, or art after the death of Alexander the Great (323 B.C.) to the defeat of Cleopatra and Mark Antony by Octavian (31 B.C.) – though this end-point is often debated, and can range from 146BC to 330AD [*].


As proper noun Hellenic is The Greek language and its dialects from the earliest records (Linear B inscriptions, about 1600-1300 B.C.E.) to the present Modern Greek.


Hellenic

[ IPA: /həˈlɛnɪk/, Rhymes: -ɛnɪk ]

English

(Hellenic)

Adjective

(en adjective)

Hellenic (comparative more Hellenic, superlative most Hellenic)

  • Of or relating to the ancient Greek culture and civilization before the Hellenistic period.

  • Of or relating to Hellas (Greece) or the Hellenes (Greeks).

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Proper noun

(en proper noun)

Hellenic

  • The Greek language and its dialects from the earliest records (Linear B inscriptions, about 1600-1300 B.C.E.) to the present Modern Greek.

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Synonyms

  • Classic

  • Hellenistical

  • Hellenistic

  • Greek

  • Grecian

  • Classical

  • Hellenic

Derived Terms

  • Greek

  • Hellene

  • Hellenism

  • Hellenic

Hellenistic

[ IPA: /ˈhɛlənɪstɪk/ ]

English

(Hellenistic)

Adjective

(en adjective)

Hellenistic (comparative more Hellenistic, superlative most Hellenistic)

  • Of or relating to the period of the Greek culture, history, or art after the death of Alexander the Great (323 B.C.) to the defeat of Cleopatra and Mark Antony by Octavian (31 B.C.) – though this end-point is often debated, and can range from 146BC to 330AD [*].

  • Of or relating to a Hellenist.

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Synonyms

  • Hellenistical

  • Hellenic

  • Hellenistic

Derived Terms

  • Hellenism

Related Terms