Classical Greece's Influence On The Roman Empire

1053 Words5 Pages
Classical Greece had its influence on many things, including the Roman culture. This influence was known as Hellenistic. Prior to the rise of Rome and after the death of Alexander is when the Hellenistic Age was at its prime (What is the Hellenistic Age, n.d.). Even as the Hellenistic Age faded and the Roman Empire grew, Greek culture still had its influences.
These Hellenistic influence in Rome could be seen in their art, literature, religion, and philosophy.
1. Art. Roman art was dependent on Greek inspiration (Duiker and Spielvogel, 2014). They shared the same taste in statues, sculptures, and paintings. Placement was also influenced by the Greeks.
2. Literature. Roman literature was based on epic poems and stories like those
…show more content…
Religion. Rome shared many of the same belief in Gods, as did the Greeks. They believed in many different gods, not just one. The big differences, were the names. For instances Aries was the Greek god of war, the Romans called him Mars.
4. Philosophy. Much of Roman philosophy was based on Greek. This is because after Rome conquered many of the Hellenistic lands, they had all the writings translated and began teaching it. Also, the highly educated were sent to Greece to for their learnings.
Greek influence carried into the Roman Empire. Through trade and conquering lands, Rome picked up many of the cultural habits of the Greeks. This could be seen in Roman art and architecture, and literature linking Rome to Greece. Religion was even shared, they had the same gods with different names. Rome studied many of the Greek philosophers and shred their ideals. Through the four main points, Greek culture rolled into Roman society and became part of Roman culture as
…show more content…
Both religions origins trace back to the same region of the world, Hinduism in India and Buddhism in India. Both religions have many similarities but differ. Their differences can be seen in their systems of belief, versions of after life, and roles of gods and priests.
Hinduism has no known creator of the religion and is about understanding the existence of one’s self. (Buddhism vs. Hinduism, n.d.). Hinduism believes in an afterlife that is continuous until enlightenment is reached. So one can be reincarnated until they reach enlightenment, where they escape the cycle of existence. There are also several gods that are worshiped with one supreme god being the great creator all the other gods have a special purpose. There are no official clergy in Hinduism.
Buddhism was created by Siddhartha Gautama (Duiker and Spielvogel, 2014). He was actually a Hindu prince that denied the cast system of Hinduism. In Buddhism, reincarnation is based on karma, or your actions determine your reincarnation, and continues until one reaches nirvana. Buddhism does not believe in a god or gods. It believes that the person is its own conscious. There are official clergy in Buddhism, they are monks and have a leader, the Dali
Open Document