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Synonyms for philhellenic

characterized by a love of Greece and Grecian things

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Poe's employment of all the above-mentioned links to the Hellenic realm may indicate philhellenic tendencies in Poe's narratives, a determination which verifies Sanidopoulos' (2012) claim of Poe's philhellenism.
By adopting a new approach, the study of the issue intersects with two other fields of historical inquiry, namely the study of Victorian ideas and their impact on the politics of foreign policy and within this framework the acknowledgment of the role of Liberal hopes and politics for the Philhellenic movement in nineteenth-century Britain.
In this direction, Nigel Leask argues that Gulnare represents Byron's understanding of Greek national ambitions as dependent on the willingness to overcome the niceties of philhellenic sentimentalism symbolized by Medora.
It is not difficult to guess why memories of both Mithradates and Tigranes have been suppressed in Turkey, which still officially denies the 1915 Ottoman genocide of Armenians in Tigranes' old kingdom and the deportation of Greeks from Pontus, Mithradates' philhellenic realm.
He starts with the defense of Greek independence by the London Greek Committee and other philhellenic persons and groups in the early 1820s that reached its climax in the British destruction of the Ottoman fleet in Navarino Bay in 1827.
He fell ill and died in Missolonghi on 19 April 1824, and instantly became a hero of Greek history and an icon of the philhellenic movement in Europe.
From the Philhellenic movement across Europe in support of Greek liberty to pan-Europe and national Carbonari movements, local republican associations used existing forms, and empty and near dead frameworks, for the umbrella and network service they provided facilitating individuals, groups, and networks who were united in common aims and principles, and which gave them life.
This politically potent image of Greece as silenced objectified woman, apparently the victim of Asiatic arbitrary power, became central to the fight for independence, and there are numerous redactions of this narrative to be found in Greek sources and philhellenic travel writing.
In fact, although Goethe's first love was Greek literature, and the bias of the German Enlightenment was strongly philhellenic, Goethe did also find inspiration in the Roman world.
This is a grid further complicated by the complexity of changing Roman sentiments towards the Greeks as educators (Scipio's philhellenic circle into which Polybius came) and corruptors (Cato's Senatorial class who feared and distrusted the Greeks), and of Greek attitudes towards the Romans as either liberators or oppressors, as well as by Polybius's own political ambivalence towards his Roman captors and his fellow-Greeks (especially his fellow-Achaeans, some of whom preferred Macedonian hegemony to Roman rule), since Polybius had political friends and enemies on both sides (chapter two, "Greeks, Romans and Barbarians"; chapter seven, "Practical Contexts and Political Realities").
The outspoken Philhellenic Governor realized that his policies had proved ineffective.
Theches--was for a time inspiration for the Philhellenic romance of early-nineteenth-century London.
The analyses are grouped into chapters according to Goethe's literary genres and artistic phases; Sturm und Drang verse, Philhellenic poetry, first Weimar decade, classical years, volkstumliche Lieder, ballads, Mignon's lieder, the Harper's lieder, dramatic works, sonnets, West-ostlicher Divan, Singspiele, and choral works.
Perhaps Hugo's mention is relevant for two reasons: 1) Hugo was known for having very strong political views that found their way into his work, and 2) Hugo was part of the Philhellenic movement that supported the Greek war for independence, which would be akin to the subject matter in this story--that of the Irish independence movement.
One normally associates Byron's Childe Harold II with the philhellenic movement and certainly the poem is primarily concerned with creating a vision of classical Greece, a `sad relic of departed worth'.