Greek And Roman Influence On Western Culture

1063 WordsOct 21, 20155 Pages
Greek and Roman Contribution To Western Culture Greek and Roman culture are the most often thought of in history, and that is due to the many contributions it had to the future. Greeks were very philosophical and were constantly questioning morality. The Classical age of the Greeks, 479-323 B.C.E., is mentioned in reference to tragedies. During this age, Greeks were exploring their minds and searching for deeper understandings. They were also infatuated with fate and the effects of trying to modify one’s fate. Another period involving Greek culture was the Hellenistic age. This is the time period when the Library of Alexandria is sprouted. The Hellenistic age had a “Greek-like” culture, in this context means that people were still curious about the world, but the focus shifted from philosophically to scientifically. The Roman Empire was a monarchy until 509 B.C.E. when it was overthrown and turned into a Republic. Overtime, the Republic grew weaker and weaker with violence and corruption and finally crashed with the assassination of Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar was a key ruler for Rome and during his lifetime became dictator for life. Scared of the concentration of power, the Senate assassinated him. Four contributions from the Greeks and Romans to Western culture include the structure of the Roman Republic, the creation of libraries, the establishment of public news, and the birth of tragedies. The Roman Republic, lasting from 509 B.C.E. - 27 B.C.E., may be the most
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