Definitions from “A Revised Vocabulary of Culture & Society”

Alienate is defined as the process of isolation or loneliness, an isolated environment or something setting apart. In Greece, there were many alienated territories and urban areas; throughout the centuries Greeks experienced so-called “alienated effect” on their culture, history, and achievements.

Christian Chresis means the right use of ancient ideas, thoughts and beliefs in accordance with Christian principles. In Greece civilization, the term “Chresis” reflected the general meaning of the word “use”; but in Aristotle chresis meant “intimacy” or “acquaintance” (lavistachurchofchrist.org)

Classicizing Mimesis is defined a specific literature fiction; in ancient Greece, mimesis was something connected to the art, literature, beauty concepts, truth expression, or spirituality.

Dialect is a variety of a language that people speak in different parts of the country; in ancient Greece, before their “own language” usage, there were several dialects like lonic, Doric, etc.

Enlightenment is defined as certain insights, knowledge, understanding, wisdom, or philosophies. In Greeks, enlightenment includes their intellectual achievements, social advancement, thinking and cultural ideas.

Normalize comes from the word “normal” that means certain common features, something natural, typical (Bennett et al. 241) thus, normalize is to make normal, common, typical; in Greeks, normalization meant to follow and obey certain principles, standards, and behaviors.

Representativeis defines as an individual who represents certain communities; in other words representation of certain interests, wants, and desires (Bennett et al. 306). In ancient Greece, only men voted for representatives.

Race – a term used in the categorization of different people into racial groups based on certain characteristics, features, traits, and genetics (Bennett, et al. 290). As evidence shows, ancient Greeks were physically different as their ethics groups came from different territories of the Mediterranean.

Polis is defines as a state, city, or society; comes from Greeks polis “city” (the Acropolis of Athens).

Classicism – a set of principles/styles in art associated with harmony, history, spirituality; in Ancient Greece, classicism can be used when talking about art, literature styles, or architecture.

Clientelism (Mediterranean) is defined as a political or social system, “patron-client relationships” considered typically for the Mediterranean world.

Creationism – religious belief that holding that all forms of life on Earth were created by God. Ancient Greek civilization strongly supported this creation story about the world they lived in.

Hellenicity is defined as a set of features and characteristics about ancient Greeks, their history, language, traditions, beliefs, and the self.

Neoclassicism – a set of traditions, attitudes, and arts; neoclassicism movement took its inspiration from ancient Greece “classical” art, “classical” culture, and “classical” architectural styles.

Works Cited

Bennett, Tony, Grossberg, Lawrence, and Morris, Meaghan, eds. 2005. New Keywords: A   Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons,Incorporated.

La Vista Church of Christ. “The Sins of the Greeks.” Accessed 4 Dec. 2017   http://lavistachurchofchrist.org/LVstudies/Romans/06Greeks.html

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