How did you think religion was like back then for the Romans and the Greeks? Religion is an important part of their culture. Throughout history it has influenced almost every other aspect of life including wars, marriages, sporting and entertainment events, as well as daily life and activities. There is no denying that it is important. Religion in ancient times was no different than modern day.
The history of the Greek theater first started with festivals honoring the Greek gods and goddesses. The Greek gods, especially Dionysus, who was not only the god of wine and winemaking but also theater, were honored with festivals. In Dionysus’ case, a festival known as "City Dionysia" would be held in Athens. During this festival, men would perform songs to welcome Dionysus. One of the most unique aspects of the festivals held for “City Dionysia” was that plays would be performed for the people to see.
His poem eventually reached Billie Holiday. Holiday sang the song for the first time at Café Society in Greenwich Village, the first integrated nightclub in New York City. According to a notable biography, “It became a big money-maker because of the tune on the record's other side, "Fine and Mellow," a blues song written by Holiday” (Billie Holiday Biography, 2016). This made a path for Holiday, and it let her to much success. Best explained, a great way to describe Holiday’s legacy, “It’s impossible to imagine American music without Holiday.
And lastly, the first Great Awakening during the early eighteenth century has greatly influenced America. “The majority of people who founded the United States of America either experienced, or were children of those who experienced, the religious awakening of the 1740's” (56). This goes to show that most, if not all, of the founding fathers were Christian, and held the belief of Religious Liberty, which therefore influenced America even up until
Most people during the time Beowulf was written were part of the Christian faith, while the people during the time of Gilgamesh were all polytheistic. Although they both rely on higher powers for guidance and protection, they gods they pray to
In the same way Hellenists do with Greek myths and stories. In spite of this, people of olden times may have read stories of religion quite literally. As times have changed people have developed and learned that not everything is to be taken as literal it is written or said. Catholics and Hellenists do not take scripture word for word and follow it. Followers of these religions (and many others) have adapted to read beyond the words from the text.
The culture in Rome is vaguely familiar to that of the Greek cultures, the Greeks have made a great impact on the Roman culture. There were great influences from Alexander the Great in the Hellenistic age, as he became one of the greatest leaders known to man. There have been countless numbers of similarities in their religions,however the religions did end up changing, and the Romans made improvements to the way they viewed life in a religious form. The Roman social structures and politics are somewhat influenced on the Greek cultures, as the influence of Alexander the Great really comes into play. Intellectual achievements from both the Greeks and Romans were very useful even to our day in age; the Romans did learn a lot from the Greeks to
Religion, predominantly within the Romanian Orthodox Church and the Romanian Greek Catholic Church, is an important trace of the Romanian presence in the United States, with churches in almost all bigger cities throughout the country. American children of Romanian origin are often taught both Romanian and English. One of the best known foods of Romanian origin is Pastrama. Not only are we listening to their music, going to their churches and eating their food. Our government is working together with them to help be a great county together.
These works have maintained their popularity through the fact that they are still being performed throughout the world today. While Handel took different lengths of time to fully completely each oratorio, they all had similar responses from their audience. Despite earlier controversy that had been caused due to the Church’s restrictions on music being performed during the season of Lent, Handel managed to uphold a positive image and received praise for his work. When attempting to draw a comparison between the four oratorios that have been mentioned in this essay, the reader notices that Handel keeps a similar musical style in these works especially in Samson and Semele however, they remain distinct from each other as they are still “individual in their subject, matter and the roles they portray” (Burrows, 1994: 302). Handel strikes balance in his purpose merge the music and stories of the Church and operatic style of music.
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