Why 'philhellenes'? A note on terminology

Statue of Lord Byron in Athens, Greece.

Statue of Lord Byron by Alexandre Falguière in Athens, Greece.

The term ‘philhellenes’, which been adopted to characterize this site and its contributors, is used here in its literal (and ancient) sense for lovers of Greece and Greek culture. The aim is not to align the site closely with the aims and values of nineteenth-century philhellenism, a movement which divides opinion. Though Western philhellenes certainly cared passionately about Greece and played an important […]

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