Each starting out as small city-states, ancient Rome and ancient Greece both grew into large empires. Powerful leaders and significant decisions led each civilization down the path to prosperity. Each grain of choice and accord made a vast impact for the later generations. From the similar roles of religion and the comparable economy to the contrasting achievements, both ancient civilizations were quite successful; yet the Greeks deserved the title of the more prosperous and wealthy civilization. Ancient Rome and ancient Greece both grew successful through the similarity between the roles of religion.
The Book of Genesis is a part of the Christian Old Testament Bible. Both texts were equally influential and meant a great deal to each religion. The creation stories of Proto-Orthodox Christians and Gnostics shaped a number of their most important beliefs, especially the belief of how suffering lead to salvation. The most popular Gnostic creation myth for Proto-Orthodox Christians was in The Secret Book of John. This Gnostic creation myth began with the Monad.
In the Middle East, the three great world religions-Judaism, Christianity, and Islam had both share some similarities and differences. Judaism, a monotheistic religion, so as Christianity and Islam, originally came from the Hebrews. The Hebrews believed that God was their special protector and was everything, the most powerful, and present everywhere. Like the other two religions, Judaism also has a holy book called the Torah. The Torah is a sacred recording of laws and events in Jewish history.
These adoring fans can go on to become writers of this superhero mythology just as great ancient writers became writers for the stories of the gods. Superhero comics find their roots in Greek mythology in the nature of their stories as well as they concern betrayal, the problems of superior beings that are responsible for the wellbeing of the populace, half powered beings, and affairs. Many years prior what is presently recognized mythology and old stories was genuine religion around the indigenous societies of those convictions. Around those, Greek Mythology is the most well-known and referenced. Greek Gods were not dreams of flawlessness.
In classical Greece, citizens were also allowed to bring charges of wrong doing with a trial by jury. Direct democracy was a new innovation that not only changed the world, it also helped classical Greece become a great and powerful nation. Another legacy left by Greece was their culture and art. With their culture they created the Greek language. The Greeks also invented their mythology, which included gods and goddesses.
Due the Greek influence, the Romans developed a very complicated religious structure with many facets that must be adhere to. Greece could be considered one of the most intellectual beings in ancient time, they were responsible for many great Authors and Historians including Plutarch and Livy, who would venture into Rome to gather what they information they could to explain who they were. Greeks and Romans believed in their Gods and the reasons behind them. In both Greece and Rome, Religions and myth were so intertwined with life, they ensure that all was well, and if you performed the correct festival/ritual at the correct time, it would ensure safety and your food would be well, the word would be in
Christianity: A rise in the Classical Period Even though Christianity developed later than many other religions, and caught on slowly, its ideas were very popular. Some people were disagreeing with Judaism, and therefore reformed their ideas to fit with those of Christianity. Paul of Tarsus (5 c. e. - 67 c. e) was considered the most important religious leader in the developing and spreading of Christian beliefs. For Paul to prove that Christianity is for all people, he wrote letters and epistles. The appeal of Paul’s letters to the Romans helped spread Christianity by setting a universal foundation to different communities all over Europe.
It is also the most significant reference point of ancient Greek culture as well as the symbol of the city of Athens. Some of the greatest architectural masterpieces of the period were erected on its ground. The Greek believed the human body was the measure of all things, therefore the artists created sculptures in a very detailed fashion which made them very life-like although the size of R... ... middle of paper ... ... made such a great impression that it has carried through to our present day buildings such as the White House. The Athena Parthenos has been recreated by the Romans and then most recently by recreated by Alan LeQuire which is in Nashville. (See Fig 2.)
The finest example such mechanics is shown in the construction of the revered pyramid. These three factors, all belonging to the religious architecture of ancient Egypt, do nothing else but prove its greatness. Egypt's grand architectural design was a result of the religious values and beliefs that were in place at the time. Thousands of years ago, 'Ancient Egypt accepted the challenge of reeds and swamps, hot sands and floods, and build the 'first' nation' (Romer:75, 1982). There were few things to impress themselves upon the Egyptian mind; their psychological impact however was immense.
Ancient Greeks influenced the Ancient world and the modern world greatly politically, intellectually, and artistically. The Greeks progressed from living in small settlements into owning a great empire that expanded from the west to the east, and from north to south throughout the world. The unique geography of Greece and the rise of its city-states resulted in great diverse influences to everyone that has ever lived. Greek societies taught us so much, and without them people would most probably be way less intellectual and a lot less creative, and I think that Greeks should be always thanked for the knowledge they gave to humanity. Due to all of this, Greek is the birth of civilization.