Graecophile vs philhellenic what difference

what is difference between Graecophile and philhellenic



From philhellene +‎ -ic.


philhellenic (comparative more philhellenic, superlative most philhellenic)

  1. Loving Greece or Greek culture. [from 19th c.]
  2. (now historical) Specifically, supportive of Greek national independence. [from 19th c.]
    • 2019, Roderick Beaton, Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation, Penguin 2020, p. 101:
      In France, where philhellenic sentiment reached a peak at this time, the government was secretly building warships for the Egyptian fleet and even sent French officers as advisors to accompany them when they went into service in 1827.

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