Definition of "hellenistic" []

  • Characteristic of or relating to Greek civilization in the Mediterranean world, esp from the death of Alexander the Great (323 bc) to the defeat of Antony and Cleopatra (30 bc) (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the Greeks or to Hellenism (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "hellenistic" in a sentence
  • "The Greeks had a hellenistic society steeped in the throws of valuing human beauty, material, physical and corporeal pursuits."
  • "By the time astrology reached post-renaissance Europe, the touch with the original model this which is laid out in platonic Timaeus had already been lost and the mathematics level was nowhere near the one usual during hellenistic times."
  • "In the sources of the hellenistic period we even find corrections Geminus Rhodius corrects beholding signs according to precession and a whole attempt by Hipparchus, first, and Ptolemy, later, for the accuracy of calculations."
  • "We would only wish BBC to issue a clarification: that Hellenic Astrology of classical and hellenistic period is totally unrelated to this modern mess which attempts to pass itself as... astrology."
  • "In the terminology of hellenistic period astrological texts, we certainly see that the constellations were often marked with their Dodecatemoria: e.g. the dodecatemory of Libra is.../has... and so on."