Cultural, Economical, Religious, And Political Contributions

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Cultural, economical, religious, and political contributions made by both Ancient Greece, 800 B.C - 500 B.C , and Ancient Rome, 31 BCE – 476 CE, assisted in the development of western culture. Albeit Rome embraced and developed some characteristics of Greek culture, they still made prominent contributions of their own. Rome and Greece contributed Christianity, Philosophy, The Republic, and Literature.

At the time, Roman religion was centered on gods and the interpretation of why things were the way they were. Each god had its own special day where priest would sacrifice animals and offer it to them. Rome’s religion was challenged when Christianity began to spread because as the number of people that converted increased, so did the number of people that refused to participate in the worship of the Roman gods and make sacrifices at their temples. In turn Christianity was banned and Christians were punished and often put to death. This did not stop them though, seeing as they began to meet in secret and their population continued to grow in number. Then in 3113 AD, the emperor Constantine made Christianity legal. “Christianity’s influence, however, set into motion the belief that man is accountable to God and that the law is the same regardless of status. More than one thousand years before the birth of Christ the biblical requirement given by Moses comprised an essential component of the principle that ‘no man is above the law.” (Schmidt 249) Over time, all the other gods
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