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”). Zeus was brothers to Poseidon and Hades whose parents were Cronus and Rhea. Zeus was also the protector and ruler of mankind.
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.
If someone was going on a long boat journey across the sea, they would pray to Poseidon for safe travels. This is not much different then what happens today. Even though, we do not pray to the Greek gods for healing, we do pray to our gods for pretty much the same things. During the bronze age, the religion was not very different then what it is today. People believe in their god and worship them without any care as to what others thought.
The Contributions and Achievements of the Ancient Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans The Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans were all key civilizations pertaining to the molding of civilizations to follow. They all contributed certain aspects of their lives to other civilizations and also achieved great tasks while their civilizations thrived. The Hebrews contributed one of the greatest things any ancient society could give. Their religion, Judaism, and also the key idea of monotheism; that is to say the idea of having and worshiping one God, not may like the ancient Greeks and Romans. Their religion is also the basis for Christianity, as the monotheistic ideas and even some of the Jews religious books contributed as well.
Their revered traits are focused on actions rather than words, they revered the warrior as sacred. Also the Greek Gods were individualistic: actions of the individual were of more consequences that action of the group, Roman Gods are not. The main difference is that Greek Gods were an attraction with very beautiful features and the Roman Gods did not have a physical appearance, only represented in the imagination of the people. Roman Gods The Romans had thousands of Gods. They believed that there were spirits and guardian Gods for absolutely everything.
There is no caste system and you are not required to complete works to achieve your salvation. Also, in India, unlike China, there is no legalistic school of thought with the ideals that you must authoritatively rule the society in order to obtain results. Both societies have their benefits and drawbacks but one thing is for certain. The ideals and thoughts of the ancient civilizations of these nations have carried over and helped to shape the modern day remnants of their existence.
Greek Gods Gods have existed almost since the beginning of mankind, as people had things that they worshiped such as the sun, the moon, and many other things. To me the Greeks had the most unique gods, because they had many gods for many different things such as love, war, etc. The gods were almost like human beings as they interacted in the lives of the people they watched over and the people they cherished. The gods were said to have mixed with the humans to make half mortal and half immortal people, blessed with certain powers. Today we all have one god, because it is the way we were brought up, but there are many types of religions such as Christianity, Hinduism, etc.
As ancient Greek mythology began to evolve, the Age of Gods and Mortals had created such an epic beginning for stories to revolve around. Greeks regarded mythology as a part of their history. They used myth to explain natural phenomena, cultural variations, traditional beliefs and friendships. Greece had been mainly defined by its numerous accounts of various wars and battles, as well as its incredible architecture, but nothing had defined Greece better then its vast majority of mind- boggling myths and legends (Hamilton. 16).
On the other side of the argument, the law of the gods rules over all, even the king. The punishment for breaking the gods law is not death but according to the Greeks something far more eternal. Since it is the will of the gods that Creon be king, should it not therefore be their will that Polyneices be punished? Possibly not, because the Greek gods are far different from the God of modern religions. The Greek gods were not omnipotent, or omniscient, they had their own human flaws and they did not pre-ordain, in fact they spent much of their time bickering amongst each other.
Each had a purpose which was displayed by the design and construction of each. There are such great meanings behind each of these architecural structures. The Romans and the Greeks alike worshipped and dedicated their structures and designs to the Gods and Goddess they believed in. The Pantheon is a temple to all the Greek gods and goddesses. The Pantheon was a temple in honor of the Olympic gods; in fact, the word pantheon is Greek for "of all the gods" It is the best preserved of all the Roman monuments.