Greco-Roman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Greco-Roman of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures "classical mythology","classical"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Greco-Roman Having characteristics that are partly Greek and partly Roman; as, Greco-Roman architecture.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Greco-Roman Of or pertaining to both Greece and Rome, as the Latin civilization after it had become modified by contact with the higher civilization of Greece, and specifically the art cultivated under Roman domination, almost exclusively by Greek artists. Greco-Roman art can be traced back as far as the fifth century b. c., but did not acquire extensive development before the Roman spoliations of Greece began in the second century. Greek sculpture at Rome retains the general characteristics of the later Hellenistic work (see Pasitelean); and Roman sculpture became most nearly a national school in its portraits and historical reliefs under the empire. Greco-Roman art is most original in its decoration, which assumes an exuberance and fantastic variety foreign to the pure Greek tradition of moderation and sobriety, while retaining much of the Greek elegance. See Pompeian. Also spelled Græco-Roman.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Greco-Roman of or pertaining to both Greece and Rome, esp. to the art cultivated by Greeks under Roman domination (see also Wrestling)
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. Grec—L. Græcus—Gr. Graikos.

Usage

In literature:

It had to go to school to Greco-Roman civilization; it also borrowed rather than evolved its culture.
"Democracy and Education" by John Dewey
One is Roman at the base, Gothic in the middle, Greco-Roman at the top.
"Notre-Dame de Paris" by Victor Hugo
These were the Babylonian, the Medo-Persian, the Greco-Macedonian, and the Roman.
"The Revelation Explained" by F. Smith
Celtic gods are represented after Greco-Roman or Greco-Egyptian models.
"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" by J. A. MacCulloch
Gibbon's work should have been called 'The Rise and Progress of Greco-Roman Civilisation.
"Masques & Phases" by Robert Ross
Eventually it was entirely lost in the art of the Greco-Roman world.
"A Text-Book of the History of Painting" by John C. Van Dyke
Probably it was a Greek or Greco-Roman Colony.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
It contains many fine examples of Greco-Roman sculptures, statues and reliefs, in marbles, terra-cotta and bronze.
"A Fantasy of Mediterranean Travel" by S. G. Bayne
They were less primitive, less simple, and, if I may use the expression, provided with more organs than the old Greco-Roman idolatry.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
But as an art monument, where beauty and not Greco-Roman effects are sought, it is a failure.
"The Cathedrals of Northern Spain" by Charles Rudy
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In news:

Members of the Greco -Roman wrestling team training at the United States Olympic Education Center have a busy fall semester planned.
USOEC Greco -Roman team prepares for tournament.
Olympic Greco -Roman Wrestling Team Trains at Northern Michigan University.
Wins Greco -Roman 132-pound class at trials.
Wins Greco-Roman 132-pound class at trials.
Jeff Blatnick, who overcame cancer to win a gold medal for the United States in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1984 Olympics, died on Wednesday in Schenectady, N.Y. Enlarge This Image.
The historian Walter Scheidel describes this Greco-Roman practice as polygynous monogamy —a kind of halfsy moral stance on promiscuity.
Jeff Blatnick, who overcame cancer to win a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics, has died in New York state at age 55.
Jeff Blatnick, who overcame cancer to win a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics and went on to a career as a sports commentator and motivational speaker, died Wednesday in New York state at age 55.
Jeff Blatnick, who overcame cancer to win a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics, died in upstate New York at age 55.
SCHENECTADY – Jeff Blatnick, the Niskayuna native who overcame cancer to win a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics, has died at age 55.
USA's Jeff Blatnick, right, wrestles Sweden's Thomas Johansson during the Super Heavyweight Greco-Roman wrestling at the Olympics in Los Angeles on August 5, 1984.
Short-run rep in a spectacular 1922 Greco-Roman-themed palace designed by Timothy L Pflueger.
Folkstyle, Greco Roman, and Freestyle.
Rulon Gardner of the USA, right, won against Poland's Marek Mikulski during an elimination bout in men's Greco-Roman wrestling event at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
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