Greek Architecture And Their Impacts Of Roman And Roman Culture

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You may not notice it, but Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece probably affect some aspect of your life every single day; from the architecture influenced by both cultures to the alphabet to the way our government operates (“Ancient Roman Culture” Newton). Although often correlated with each other, the civilizations were still vastly different, from their view of the arts to their thoughts on warfare. Roman and Greek cultures varied in their forms of government and architecture, but they still worshipped similar gods, created similar works of art, and have had immense impacts on modern day life. The area that most people affiliate both cultures is in their beliefs. Roman and Greek mythology are very similar. Many of the gods associated with each religion mirror each other. Zeus and Jupiter were both the King of the gods in their respective cultures. Poseidon and Neptune were the gods of the sea. Ares and Mars were the gods of war. Although it may seem like the Romans only changed the names of the gods, they also changed certain aspects of the gods. The Greeks believed their gods were more peaceful and concerned with the well being of their own people. The Romans believed the gods were much more war-like and concerned with conquering other nations. This is probably just a reflection of how the Roman emperors reigned, wanting to expand their empire as much as possible. A plethora of Roman art and Roman architecture is actually a reflection of Greek influences. Many people get the two mixed together. Even so, they are different in certain aspects. Greece is famous for architecture like the Parthenon and Rome is famous for structures such as the Coliseum. Roman architecture is primarily more ornate than that of the Greeks. The Greeks used many columns in their architecture, whereas the Romans preferred domes and arches (“Greek and Roman Architecture of Antiquity”). Their own While both helped to construct our modern day government, they did so in different facets (“Comparing Ancient” Gill). The Greeks contributed the idea of a democracy, after their kings and oligarchy failed. Our senate, veto, and civil laws come from the Roman Empire (“Ancient Roman Culture” Newton). The view of women in society differed between
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