Greece's Influence On Rome

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The city-state of Rome has the most influence on the US and the world in comparison to Greece influence. Rome’s influence is far greater than that of Greece. The Roman Catholic church was founded in Rome and is the head of all the churches. The Roman technology laid the foundations for current technology. The Roman Republic was the first government to have a representative democracy. The Catholic Church is the foundation for all future churches, and started the crusades. When the Romans took control; of Antioch, Edessa, Byzantium, Damietta, and Jerusalem; they were able to recover books and vast amounts of knowledge. The Catholic’s learned the concept of zero and rediscovered old and new types of education and learning, and how education is…show more content…
However Greece’s influences are far superior than that of Rome’s due to Greece’s nurturing influence on great philosophers such as Socrates and Plato. Socrates is a superior philosopher due to his “job” of being Athens social gadfly. Socrates made the Athenian people more self-critical and aware about the government by asking questions such as: what is justice, what is truth, what is love, and what is knowledge. Questions that Socrates asked are still being asked today due to minimal evolution in human ideas. Socrates also taught other great philosophers such as Aristophanes, Xenophon, and Plato. Plato created the School of Athens which taught Aristotle, who created the Aristotelian Mechanics which was an incorrect form of physics.The city-state of Rome has the most influence on the US and the world in comparison to Greece influence. Rome’s influence is far greater than that of Greece. The Roman Catholic church was founded in Rome and is the head of all the churches. The Roman technology laid the foundations for current technology. The Roman Republic was the first government to have a representative…show more content…
Rome 's government laid the foundation of the modern day representative democracy. Rome didn’t have a direct democracy like Athens, Greece. However Rome had a small group of privileged citizens that represent the people. These people who helped run Rome were collectively called the Senate. The Roman system was built so that patricians managed the senate 's assemblies with the system called Patronage. With the Patronage system poor plebs (citizens) were able to obtain legal or financial assistance from the patricians. Due to this system 's effectiveness the U.S. government choose to base our representative democracy on
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