The gods were immoral at times, so the Roman people accepted immorality as anot... ... middle of paper ... ... to improve humanity, the Romans looked to each other to find meaning and purpose in life. Because of the poor answers to life’s basic questions that resulted from this act and the harshness of the Caesars, Rome eventually fell from power. In summary, the Roman concept of God in relation to the Caesars contributed to the civilization’s decline. In conclusion, the understanding of God in Roman civilization provided the cause of the society’s decline. The concept of the gods provided no moral template for the Roman people, while the Caesars unsuccessfully tried to establish peace around the worship of their emperorship.
Catharsis is more relevant to the Ancient Greeks than to us because of the different belief system; we have one good, caring, all-powerful God and they have many gods who don't really care about the humans that much. I think that Shakespeare hasn't tried to apply catharsis to his tragedy as much as the Ancient Greeks did to their tragedies because he doesn't make the characters as universal as the Greeks but he gives them individualism by removing the masks and giving each character a personality. Works Cited: Shakespeare, William. “Macbeth.” The Complete Works of Shakespeare. Ed.
To Scapula focused too much on telling the Romans to stop killing them. It didn’t really provide any information about their way of life, their beliefs, and God’s grace. There were even threats, or as Tertullian calls warning, to the Roman Emperor about angering God and the consequences to it. The Epistle to Diogentus talked about how they were persecuted when they’ve done things that meant good. It talked about how God saved the people by sending his own son and set a better persuasion compared to To Scapula’s.
•There for Rome had to hire troops from the people that were invading them. •Rome did not have a very loyal army because they were loyal to the jungle and not to the state. •Romans beloved in more than one god and each god was in charge of a different thing or part of life. They also beloved that the emperor was a god also they did not believe in just one god. •While Christians refuse to except that the emperor was a god.
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Significantly as for state religion, the romans believed that their gods were only concerned about the correctness of rituals and that a virtuous behaviour to ensure the favours of the gods was not required. Correct prayers and the finest sacrifices being performed was basically all that was required for the romans to fulfill their side of the ‘contract’ and if the Romans did not obtain the favour of the god they prayed to, the priest was ... ... middle of paper ... ...eligioustolerance.org/druid2.htm http://www.ancient.eu.com/Roman_Religion/ http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/ub/v13n05p282_the-ancient-druids-their-history-and-religion.htm http://www.timelessmyths.com/celtic/aboutceltic.html#Celts http://www.timelessmyths.com/celtic/druids.html#Background http://www.timelessmyths.com/celtic/druids.html http://death.wikia.com/wiki/Death_in_Ancient_Rome http://anglamarke-journeyintocreation.blogspot.co.nz/2013/04/the-druids_18.html http://www.druidry.org/events-projects/peacemaking-druidry http://www.ccnsorso.com/edilizia.html http://purpledank.wordpress.com/category/ancient-greece/ http://www.morien-institute.org/kendrick.html http://www.lugodoc.demon.co.uk/Druids/DRUIDS.htm http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Cassius_Dio/62*.html http://www.ancient.eu.com/article/97/ http://kithraskrystalkave.co.uk/ancientdruids.html
However, the pacification of the numina did not call for strong moral behavior from Romans. For this reason, cult worship was very popular in Roman religion. “Religion, Roman” also proclaims that “Ancient Roman religion was a matter of … performing prescribed rituals to win the favor” of the spirits (1). These rituals typically involved sacrifice. The main purpose of the ritual was to communicate with the numina and to receive their approval, which they believed was necessary to be successful (“Religion, Roman” 1).
He ended the worship of other gods and claimed that Aten, the lord of all was the only god in Egypt. The Egyptians didn't like this idea, so on their own, they changed back to being polytheistic. In Egypt, worshiping the gods was a huge part of their life. The Ancient Egyptians worshiped gods for several reasons, one being that the gods were often the ones who made sure Egypt was running smoothly. Also, the Egyptians usually depended on the gods for good crops, the win in a war, to help in a crisis, or any other help needed.
Their beliefs were founded on a variety of unconnected and often inconsistent mythological traditions, many of them derived from the Greek rather than Italian models (90 – 91). Without any basic creed to counter them, foreign religions easily made inroads into a society whose class-structure was being blurred and whose constitution was being changed by social change. The brilliance of some of the major foreign cults had considerable attraction for those brought up on homespun deities of the hearth and fields. Compare to modern society, the Romans seem extremely superstitious. But then today's major religions have all throughout their past discouraged, even combated, superstitions.