Ancient Greeks And The Roman Empire

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“There is an old saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” However, it could also be said that, “Rome wasn’t built, by the Ancient Greeks, in a day.” (Crest) Ancient Greece was founded in 800 B.C. and was seen to be the first technical, civilized society. Within this society there were large advances in art, poetry and technology. Despite these advances Greece finally fell to the Romans in the Battle of Corinth in circa 146 B.C. and was established as a Province of the Roman Empire. This occupation, by the Empire of Rome inside of Greece was a symbolic moment of their history. The Romans witnessed the success of Greece and evidence suggests that the Romans adopted the Greek culture into their Empire with some minor changes. From a social science perspective evidence seems to suggest that Rome adopted the Grecian systems of politics, culture, and psychological influences. Greece was the first civilization to introduce the Polis, or City-state model. A City-state is where a city with its surrounding territory forms an independent state. With the occupation of the Greeks by the Romans, they witnessed the effectiveness and success of the City-state, thus Rome rose politically based on the City-state model much like that of Ancient Greece. Along with the presence of City-states in both the Greek and Roman civilizations, copious amounts of other political advancements in these ancient societies were so successful their systems can be seen in modern day governments. For
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