A Culture Can Be Characterized By Geographical Features,

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A culture can be characterized by geographical features, eating habits, family, and religious beliefs. All of these can change over time. However, how it begins is the foundation for all humankind. The Ancient Greek and Roman societies emphasized religion as the heart of their life. Everything in their lives centered on their religion. Religion is a part of any society in the world. It affects people’s lives everyday. Religion is “the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods”. People sacrifice valuable things to please their god or goddesses. During this time period there was no society that didn’t have a religious aspect to them. The Ancient Greeks were Polytheists, they focused mainly…show more content…
This shows the level of respect and trust they had for Athena and all other gods as well. The temple of Erechtheion was not dedicated to just one god/goddess. It had at least eight deities that were linked to this building. Those being Athena, Poseidon, Erechtheus, Zeus, Dione, Hermes, Kekrops and Butes. Both of these architects had the same classical style to them. The Romans and Greeks had many similarities and differences. The Romans were based around a mixture of superstitions, tradition and religion. The Roman Religion wasn’t based on any central belief. Just like the Greeks the Romans were Polytheistic. Over the course of emperors in the Roman Empire, many tried to change the way of life. Constantine the Great was one of those Emperors who ruled from 306-337 AD. He created what society now knows as Christianity. Right before fighting, Constantine had a vision of a symbol of Christ. Even though the change from one to religion to another wouldn 't go peacefully he felt as if he had a sign from god to change it. Constantine ended up winning the fight, which led him to convert. At first Christianity became the religion for the poorer classes. Over time it acquired more wealth and spread rapidly and extensively. It soon became the Official State Religion which suppressed Religious freedom and even persecuted non-Christians. Julius Caesar was another Emperor in Ancient Rome from 49- 48 BC. He was known as a politician, general and notable author. He was
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