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Hellenic


The home is filled with Hellenic rugs.
  relating to or characteristic of Greece or classical Greek civilization
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  • The home is filled with Hellenic rugs.
  • Of the military exploits by which our various possessions were acquired, or of the energy with which we or our fathers drove back the tide of war, Hellenic or Barbarian, I will not speak; for the tale would be long and is familiar to you.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
  • He had found me as I was leaving to play squash at the Hellenic Club.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Some have taken their families to the other end of the island, where the Hellenic Astronomical Society has set up telescopes.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed

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  • They tried to enforce their rule as far as Greece, but they had to retreat before the indomitable resistance of the Hellenic people.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • But it has a Hellenic ring, hasn’t it?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The term Hellenism refers to both the period of time and the Greek-dominated culture that prevailed in the three Hellenistic kingdoms of Macedonia, Syria, and Egypt.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • He had persistently elevated Hellenic Paganism at the expense of Christianity; yet in that civilization an illegal surrender was not certain disesteem.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • She saw that his hands were not in keeping with a Hellenic face.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • The truth seems to be that a long line of disillusive centuries has permanently displaced the Hellenic idea of life, or whatever it may be called.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native

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  • Local work of the Hellenistic period.
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry
  • Phidias it is not, but the work of man in that early Hellenic[125] world, that I would know.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • The Hellenic Dawn.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • See? — Remark attributed to a Hellenic corporal before the walls of Troy, 1194 B. C. The Rodger Young carries one platoon and is crowded; the Tours carries six — and is roomy.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • The last three pages of the album were devoted to boys in Greek tunics, crowned with laurel, playing among false Hellenic ruins, with chubby bottoms and heavy eyelashes—repulsive.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • It is doubtful whether he could have bought a drink or asked the way to the Kursaal in either language, but he understood the universal Hellenistic scientific jargon, and he pawed through the heavy books, rubbing his eyes, which were filled with salty fire.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • For after the failure of a certain plot to overthrow the state in Turin, in which he had been involved both in word and deed, he very narrowly escaped Prince Metternich’s hirelings and spent the years of his banishment fighting and bleeding for a constitution in Spain and the independence of the Hellenic peoples.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • 22 He could have found more to comfort him in the high Hellenic note that sounds in Odysseus’ words to Eurykleia as she shrieks in triumph: "Rejoice inwardly.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • In Hellenistic Greece and in Imperial Rome, the ancient gods were reduced to mere civic patrons, household pets, and literary favorites.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • …that graceful wave of the hand that was always so characteristic of him, and that he had even in his Eton days, "I believe that if one man were to live out his life fully and completely, were to give form to every feeling, expression to every thought, reality to every dream—I believe that the world would gain such a fresh impulse of joy that we would forget all the maladies of mediaevalism, and return to the Hellenic ideal—to something finer, richer, than the Hellenic ideal, it may be.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Nothing like that came between me and the people I met at the Hellenic Club.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • But remember one thing—before the Romans managed to conquer the Hellenistic world, Rome itself was a province of Greek culture.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The new superpower gradually conquered all the Hellenistic kingdoms, and from then on Roman culture and the Latin language were predominant from Spain in the west to far into Asia.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Hellenistic science, too, was influenced by a blend of knowledge from the various cultures.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Hellenistic culture could well be compared to the world of today.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • As I have said, Hellenistic philosophy continued to work with the problems raised by Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • But the most remarkable philosophic trend in the late Hellenistic period was first and foremost inspired by Plato’s philosophy.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • We have seen how the Hellenistic philosophers recycled the ideas of earlier philosophers.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The longing for "salvation" in the sense of redemption was widespread all over the Hellenistic world.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • In the space of three to four hundred years, the entire Hellenistic world had become Christian.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Belief in such "demigods" was quite widespread in Greek and Hellenistic religions.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • In the Hellenic Club, in the bars, they brought at last that touch of Europe and the big city—the atmosphere in which, from his stories, I had imagined Nazruddin living here.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • A common feature of the new religious formations during the Hellenistic period was that they frequently contained teachings about how mankind could attain salvation from death.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • On another day at this time I would have been starting to think of tea at the flat, squash at the Hellenic Club, with cold drinks afterwards in the rough little bar, sitting at the metal tables and watching the light go.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Christianity also has a Semitic background, but the New Testament was written in Greek, and when the Christian theology or creed was formulated, it was influenced by Greek and Latin, and thus also by Hellenistic philosophy.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • I was going to the Hellenic Club for my afternoon squash.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • A few interiors of shops and houses and flats, the Hellenic Club—and the bars.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • I could have gone and played squash at the Hellenic Club.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • I thought of going to the Hellenic Club, to use up the energy that had come to me, and to sweat a little more.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • At the Hellenic Club, for instance, though there was no rule about it, we never talked of local politics.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • From the point of view of cultural history, it is interesting to note that the Arabs also took over the ancient Hellenistic city of Alexandria.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The flat, the shop, the market outside the shop, the Hellenic Club, the bars, the life of the river, the dugouts, the water hyacinths—I knew it so well.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • I wouldn’t have given her cause to show me her profile against the white wall of the studio—sitting room; we might instead have simply gone to the Hellenic Club.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • ] [Footnote 125: Hellenic, Greek.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • I reported the Hellenic Club chatter back to Mahesh, expecting him to share my attitude or at least to see the joke, bad as the joke was for us.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • And I was made almost calm by something a German from the capital, a man in his late fifties, said to me at the Hellenic Club one afternoon.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • I was thinking of going to the Hellenic Club—or what remained of it—when I heard car doors slam.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • It was against this white wall that, after some talk about the paintings and the Hellenic Club, both of us standing, she showed me her profile, turning away when I drew close, not rejecting me or encouraging me, just seeming weary, accepting a new encumbrance.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • At the Hellenic Club—which he treated like his private charity, and ruled, having kept it going through very bad times—he used to say that the country was his home.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • He spoke of the Egyptian god Thoth, identical with the Hellenistic god Hermes the Thrice Great, and worshiped as the inventor of writing, the patron of libraries, the inspiration for all intellectual endeavor.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
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