Greek and Roman Paper

Robin Smith
Global Civilizations
Martha Kirchmer  
Greek and Roman Paper

There were two periods of Greek culture. The Hellenic and the Hellenistic. The Hellenic arrived in 200 B.C.E. the Hellenistic period begin in the years of Alexander the Great in 336-323 B.C.E. the Hellenistic ended with the Roman conquest. In the early years of these periods Greeks begin to develop and spread the Greek culture and it people beyond Greece to North Africa, West Asia, Europe, and Southern Europe. During the Hellenistic period these civilizations spread across the world. All aspects of the Greek culture spread into Western Europe, western, and Central Asia. The Greeks introduced there heritage to Asia’s cultures and Europe’s societies. “The Hellenistic period spans the years from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 to 30 B.C.E., when Rome annexed the last independent Hellenistic kingdom, Egypt, which was ruled by a royal dynasty that was descended from one of Alexander's generals, Ptolemy” (The Hellenistic Period, 2014).
There are many differences and similarities between the Roman and the Greek cultures. Rome inherited some of Greeks culture traditions. When the Romans conquered the Hellenistic cities they enjoyed the Greeks lifestyle. The Rome incorporated Greeks lifestyle into their society. “In the beginning, Rome was ruled by kings” (Church, 2009).
The Roman Religion was more applied than the Greek Religion. The Gods of both these religions had similar duties and roles. But, the names of their gods were different. The Roman Religion was different from the Greeks religion in many ways. The Roman Religion was a state religion. The religion was more of a ceremony and ritual. The roman religion had many of the deities of Greek’s Pantheon. They were a little more comprehensive. They accepted gods of all nations that made up the empire. The Romans put them into the Pantheon. The Greek religion was more poetical and less practical then the Roman religion....