Ares the Olympian God of War also known as Mars in Roman culture. Ares is known as a short-tempered man,who represented war, violence, and victory. Ares can usually be seen with his shield, spear ,and helm. Ares is very rarely seen in literature in comparison to other gods, but when he is he is usually being embarrassed by the other gods. Ares is also known for his part in the Trojan war when he chose the losing side of the war. Ares is the God of War, son of Zeus and Hera, and one of the most prominent
may not require a semicolon.) The four mythologies that have influenced European culture are Greek and Roman mythology, involving the gods of Mount Olympus, Mesopotamian mythology, from the Middle East, Egyptian mythology, in which the sun plays a central role, and Norse mythology from Scandinavia. The four mythologies that have influenced European culture are Greek and Roman mythology, involving the gods of Mount Olympus; Mesopotamian mythology, from the Middle East; Egyptian mythology, in which
are the Ancient Greeks and the Romans. There are many similarities between the myths of these two societies because the Romans enveloped much of the Greek mythology to use as their own. Because of this, it is interesting to take a look at how Greek and Roman mythologies compare. In addition to this, it is important to explore how these myths influenced their respective
heroes, gods and goddesses to explain natural events. (Leonard, “Mythology”). In mythology, most stories are connected and explain another myth, (Stapleton 42). According to the article “Roman Gods”, the twelve greatest gods and goddess of Rome were parallel to the twelve Olympian gods in Greek Mythology. Many of the Roman gods were believed to have been involved in founding Rome (“Roman gods”). The Greek god, Zeus was King and father of all the gods and the sky (“Principal Greek and Roman Gods”).
Greek and Roman culture, although similar, are very different and interesting. Since the Romans adopted culture from the Greeks, many traditions are the same. When the Romans conquered the Hellenistic cities, they became fascinated with the idea of a Greek style of doing things. All things Greek were now considered popular. This is how much of the Greek way of life made its way into the Roman society. The first part of culture that the Romans adopted was the Greek art. Scores of Greek paintings
exist depending on which part of the world an individual is in. The Greeks and Romans are both very polytheistic civilizations. They believe in a multitude of gods and creatures, and they have gods for fertility, elements, war, medicine, and a multitude of others. The mythology of these two cultures is exceedingly similar, although for those looking for a more interesting view on the subject, Greek mythology is far superior to Roman mythology. The time period in which mythological tales were told
Roman and Greek Gods It has been known that the Romans and the Greeks have had many interactions with each other, whether it would be due to trading or just plain traveling, the stories of their myths have crossed each other in one way or another. This is may be the reason why there are many similarities between Greek and Roman Mythology. Even though a Greek god or goddess may have a different name in Roman Mythology they still performed similar tasks and were worshiped for similar reasons.
Greek and Roman Mythology Since the dawn of time, different societies have worshiped gods, believing in their power and being afraid of their fury. People have prayed and made sacrifices in order to achieve the gods' mercy and generosity. They believed that, if the gods are in good mood, they will provide people with good weather conditions for growing crops. People needed explanations for different natural phenomena, such as rain, drought, lightning, thunder and earthquake. So, ancient people believed
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
Roman sculptures combined the Greek idea of depicting people and scenes in their history. Unlike the Greeks, they didn't have sculptures of their gods, or mythical creatures, but they carved scenes of victories of wars (which they had a lot of), or great rulers. For example, on the Ara Pacis, or the Altar of Peace, a sculpture shows Augustus, the first Emperor of Rome, who brought peace Rome in 27 B.C. Another example is on the Arch of Titus, sculptures showed scenes of victorious Roman armies in