Greco-Roman Cultures And Its Influences On Greek And Roman Civilizations

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Geography greatly influenced the Greek and Roman civilizations. Both the Greek and the Roman civilizations were located on the Mediterranean Sea allowing them to fish and benefitted trading and transportation. Due to their closeness in proximity the Greek and Roman civilizations shared political, religious, and cultural ideas. When the civilizations formed, many ideas like the Greek’s written language, art, and culture were derived from influences from the Middle East. In conclusion, due to the civilizations’ proximity to the Middle East and each other, the ability to share and expand upon each other’s ideas strengthened both of the civilizations. There were many common political institutions in the Classical Mediterranean. One of…show more content…
One of the main things that motivated Greco-Roman society and culture was Christianity. This religion was one of the main reasons the Roman Empire was able to rise after its decline. Christianity was introduced to bring the empire together and create a society linked together through religion. Another principle that motivated Greco-Roman culture was art and innovation. With the Greeks advanced art and innovation, the Greco-Roman empire was able to create new and innovative concepts and creations. They went on to create beautiful temples with ornate designs and intellectuals began to seek rationality in the…show more content…
Many advances like the ability to create complex arches to carry the weight of a building and the creation of different types of columns called Doric, Ionic, and the Corinthian were made in architecture during this time. Another accomplishment was the ability to build aqueducts to carry water to cities, roads to aid trade and transportation, and complex temples for religion, markets for trade, and other buildings. Some intellectual accomplishments within politics included the idea of a democracy and a Senate which still impacts us today. Intellectual accomplishments in mathematics included the development of the basic theorems of Pythagoras and other work in geometry that greatly improved the overall intelligence and understanding in Greece and Rome and still influences us today. In conclusion, Greece and Rome were intellectually adept when it came to their intellectual
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