Compare/Contrast Greek and Roman Cultures

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Date: February 14, 2014

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Assignment: HUMA215 Individual Project Unit 1

Title: Compare/Contrast Greek and Roman Cultures

Assignment:

Part 1: Fill in the below table with both similarities and differences of the Greek and Roman cultures. Indicate if you are describing a similarity or a difference. If you are describing a similarity then place your research information under both the Greek and Roman culture. If you are describing a difference list the difference between the two cultures under each culture. Please fill in all 10 lines within the table, each row will expand as you type in your information.

Similarity/Difference
Greek Culture
Roman Culture
1
Difference
Greek language was known as Indo-European
Roman language was Vernacular Latin
2
Similarity
Greek is a Mediterranean country
Roman is a Mediterranean country
3
Similarity
Greeks had a polytheistic religion
Roman had a polytheistic religion
4
Difference
Greek women had no rights
Roman women had more freedom
5
Similarity
Greek women ran the household
Roman women ran the household
6
Similarity
Greece was invaded by Germany.
Roman was also invaded by Germany.
7
Difference
Zeus the father of all gods  
Jupiter is the equivalent in Roman.
8
Similarity
Greece made discoveries in Medicine, and Mathematics.
Romans made an impact into health and medicine
9
Similarity
In 1929 Greece became a republic
Rome became a republic in 509 bc
10
Difference
Greeks founded Olympics games in 776 bc
Romans replaced Olympic games with Gladiator contests

Part 2: For the following questions, provide your response in short-answer format (2-3 sentences each). Use this Unit activities and resources to assist you in answering the questions.

1) How did the Cycladic, Minoan, and Mycenaean cultures contribute to Greeks’ sense of themselves? Cycladic, Minoan, and Mycenaean helped define religious as well as architectural background...
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