Ancient Greek Vs. Ancient Romans political and religious system. Both Roman’s and Greek had a democratic government, they were the most powerful democratic city. They shared some similarity and differences in the political system. Therefore, the geographical part played a very important role in both Romans and Greek history. However, the Romans were regarded as practical people, they were not concerned with religious matters; as for Romans religion was more of a duty than it was for Greek.
(L.Wasson, http://www.ancient.eu/Roman_Religion/, 2013)
The encyclopedia provided an excellent start for my research paper, as I found all the basic information I need. It explained how most of the society we have studied, ancient and modern, religion played a major role in their development and history. It was well explained, how religion played an important role in the Roman empire too. Roman use to believe in polytheistic, as the encyclopedia explained. Eventually, all their Gods where washed away, and gradually replaced by Christianity, some believed that, this change brought the decline of the western empire. Under the influence of Greek, the Roman Gods became more anthropomorphic. However, this transformation was not to the degree that existed in Greek mythology.
(Robinson, pp. http://education.seattlepi.com/did-geography-rome-rise-power-5408.html)
This website fully brake down how geography played a big role in Roman’s rise to power. The Roman empire dominated most of Europe and much of Africa and the Middle East. It was well explained, how more than one geographic advantages that helped Rome to grow.
· Protection from invasion: The geographic structure protected Rome from invasion, by being between two mountain ranges.
· Fertile Land: Historically Rome was rich in volcanic soil, which is made the soil near Rome one of the best in all of Europe. Thus, they attracted more people to settle, due to its agricultural potential which made their population grew quickly.
· Center of trade: As Rome was at the center of the Mediterranean Sea, they further a lot of benefit.
· Diversity of population: the central location of Rom attracted immigrants and traders from all around the world.
(the independence Hall Association, 2016, p. http://www.ushistory.org/civ/6a.asp)
It was easy for me to understand Roman’s politic throw the website, because it talks about how Rome’s military was always tightly keyed into the political system. I want to find more about the similarity, and the differences between the Roman’s politic, and the Greek. They explained how after the Romans freed themselves from Etruscans, they established a republic. And how citizen of rom distinguished themselves from slave and other noncitizens.
After reading this article, I figured how Greek political figures are almost overwhelming democratic. They were concerned more about who should rule and how? They explained how Athens was associated with the birth of democracy from around 460 BCE.