Ancient Greece And Rome During The World

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Ancient Greece and Rome are some of the most famous time periods in the world, but what influenced them? Ancient Greece lasted roughly from 1000-400 B.C.E while ancient Rome was from 753 B.C.-476 A.D (Cole and Symes, 75). The Greek alphabet was influenced by Phoenician sea traders and their art was mostly influenced by Egypt and western Asia. On the other hand, Rome was influenced by the Greek and derived the alphabet, many of their religious beliefs, and much of their art (Cole and Symes, 147). Ancient Greece and Rome were influenced by the Ancient Near East sedentary societies through art, religion, and architecture. Greece was the first society that was male dominated . Also, sexuality was a part of everyday life for Greeks. If home owners did not offer hospitality to certain groups of people, then they would be sentenced to death (Garcia Lecture 2/3/16). The Greeks had extremely strict rules with education and training. Greece is also known well for their world famous philosophers such as Aristotle, Socrates, Plato, and much more. Ancient Rome started as a small town in central Italy, but developed into a vast empire, including continental Europe, Britain, much of western Asia, northern Africa and the Mediterranean islands. Although Rome was influenced by many aspects of Greek life, they downplayed their influence in mythology, preferring to emphasize their alleged descent from the Trojans (Cole and Symes, 147). The social structure of Rome was based on hereditary,…
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