Ancient Greek And Roman Worlds

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Yesenia Garza
Professor Margaret Wintersole
ENGL 1302
4 November 2015 Greco-Roman Aesthetics "The ancient Greek and Roman worlds made important contributions to both religion and philosophy, the study of the nature of truth, knowledge, and moral values. In fact, the word philosophy is Greek origin, containing the world 's philia or "to love" with Sophia or "wisdom"." Two of the most powerful empires in the ancient world were Greece and Rome. In order to understand these two different yet similar worlds, you have to understand the religion behind it all. Religion was the lens that allowed them to view this world and understand the universe with all the events it brought. The Greco-Roman World was polytheistic.
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Greco-Roman worship practices were focused on the cosmic realm. Both groups, Greek, and Romans believed that gods influenced natural phenomena. Romans had a view of themselves as "powerful". They believed they had a war-like nature and were descendants of the god of war. The god of war had strength. Romans believed Greeks fate was bringing culture to this world while their fate was bringing order to it. Romans felt destined to be rulers since the beginning. They believed the task the gods designated to them was to rule over people. Romans conquered Greece. When that happened, Roman 's were consumed by the Greek religion, science, and even their architecture. Roman culture was greatly influenced by the Greeks. The Greco-Roman culture was revived in Europe during the Renaissance. Greco-Roman culture is also known as "the classical civilization". The Classical Civilization was a broad term for a long period of cultural history centered on the Mediterranean Sea, which begins roughly with the earliest-recorded Greek poetry of Homer (7th century BC), and continues through the rise of Alexander the Great and the Fall of the Western Roman Empire. The Greco-Roman culture consists of Roman, Greek, and Hellenistic culture. They had a republic form of government. Greeks had philosophers. Greeks created a direct democracy. The Roman 's language was that of love or Latin. Romans admired Greek culture. Greek Gods
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