Taken singly, most greek achievements can be paralleled in the culture of at least one of their neighbours the babylonians knew about pythagoras's theorem centuries before pythagoras was born. The greek alphabet is traces its origins to the phoenician alphabet, and was modified directly to adapt to greek's indo-european phonology hebrew and arabic actually descend from the aramaic alphabet, itself a modified descendant of the phoenician alphabet. Cultural diffusion helped spread greek culture all over the world, and its effects can still be felt today in almost every aspect the romans contributed through language, engineering, law, and government the greeks molded the mind of western civilization, if not the body and the culture. We've all heard the stories of the overbearing mothers-in-law: the overprotective fathers-in-law and the caravan of aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters and cousins that make up the typical greek family unit.
Greek influence on roman culture is clear in areas such as religion, art and architecture, literature and philosophy when the ancient greek empire fell to the roman republic, the romans took greek slaves, some of whom ended up as teachers for noble roman children. It had serious consequences in greek tragedy and law the protagonist ajax in sophocles' ajax tragedy exhibits hubris by thinking he does not in attic law hubris (insulting, degrading treatment) was a more serious offence than aikia (bodily ill-treatment) it was the subject of a state criminal. Due to the presence of greek colonies on the lower peninsula, the romans adopted many of the greek gods as their own religion and myth became one under this greek influence, the roman gods became more anthropomorphic - with the human characteristics of jealousy, love, hate, etc however, this. The official language of the byz antine empire was greek and the government was strongly based off of roman law the byzantine empire also used greek and roman culture to influence the.
Although ancient greek society was dominated by the male citizen, with his full legal status, right to vote, hold public office, and own property, the social groups which made up the population of a typical greek city-state or polis were remarkably diverse women, children, immigrants (both greek. The difference between the greek culture and the roman culture there are many differences greek culture vs roman culture gabraille driscol american intercontinental university although they don't always show their similarities, they both rule by law and discussion through philosophy and. Greek culture began in paleolithic era and has been evolving ever since ancient greece was the basis of much of western culture today, including the belief in democracy, equality under the law and even trial by jury greeks are responsible for introducing many literary forms and were pioneers in in. Control territory they actively exported greek culture: politics, law else this exporting of culture would deeply all the civilizations and cultures that however, the egyptians are much older culture wise than cultural imperialism of the greek culture was carried over into the roman culture.
Following various military conquests in the greek east, romans adapted a number of greek educational precepts to their own fledgling system home was often the learning center, where children were taught roman law, customs, and physical training to prepare the boys to grow as roman citizens and for eventual recruitment into the army. Demokratia, greek for power of the people, was born in athens in the 7th century bc as the city-state's oligarchy exploited citizens and created economic, political and social problems. 2 greek sculpture and roman architecture were much admired and copied in the 18th and 19th centuries american and european culture is influenced by greek architecture and sculpture. One of the most important greek laws of custom was called xenia (xenia) which was the giving of hospitality even though ancient greece was divided up into many different provinces that had their own laws and customs, xenia was the only one that was accepted by all of them. Religion and morality first published wed sep 27, 2006 substantive revision tue dec 2, 2014 from the beginning of the abrahamic faiths and of greek philosophy, religion and morality have been closely intertwined.
Greek art is divided into the mycenaean, geometric, archaic, and hellenistic periods, in addition to its acme in the classical period during the hellenistic period, there was demand for copies of earlier art, and so it too can be described as imitative. Via the roman empire, greek culture came to be foundational to western culture in general the byzantine empire inherited classical greek culture directly, without latin intermediation, and the preservation of classical greek learning in medieval byzantine tradition exerted strong influence on the slavs and later on the islamic golden age and the western european renaissance. Traditions in greece the greeks have learned to honour their heritage and today the imprint of these past times lives on in time-honoured traditions you will also be delighted by its modern culture and arts, to be found in the country's museums, concert halls and art galleries of the major cities of athens.
The culture of greece has evolved over thousands of years, beginning in mycenaean greece, continuing most notably into classical greece. Ancient greek culture pompeii muses the greeks found aesthetics in everything ancient greece was one of the first civilizations to widely use but you, romans, remember your great arts to govern the peoples with authority to establish peace under the rule of law to conquer the mighty. In greek philosophy, this concept of a supreme law or ulimate reality was much more emphasized, often at the expense of traditional beliefs about the gods the universe the ancient greeks viewed the earth as a flat disk floating on the river of ocean. The arrival of greek conquerors in the eastern mediterranean, with their vibrant, expansive culture, presented a major challenge to the jews, especially to the theocracy of judaea the greeks now embraced the 'known world' and integrated all its many cultures into their own.
Roman law has a strict emphasis of religious ritual and worship, giving the sense that roman law and style of government is rooted in the etruscan religion, as well as greek religion, because the etruscans were strictly religious. Greek art/ culture merged with other middle eastern cultures in hellenistic period trade flour¬ished & important scientific advancements were made in centers alexandria in egypt hellenistic =spread of greek civilization even after its political decline.
Greek culture and identity reflect the shared history and common expectations of all members of the nation-state, but they also reflect an ethnic history and culture that daughters generally received their portion at marriage, but the family law of 1983 made the formal institution of the dowry illegal. Elements greek culture roman culture government each little city-state had its own polis they called this citadel an acropolis it served many purposes they debated issues of the laws and settle disputes rome had kings and was known as roman republic they had soldiers and if you were. There are so many similarities and differences between romans and greeks, in literature, art, and religion possibly most significantly the balance of values and the considered 'proper' ways to act, plus differences in political systems.