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After the fall of the Western Roman State in 395 A.D. and the beginning of the Middle Ages in Western Europe the Latin term for the Greeks is used broadly.
While in general the citizens of the Byzantine Empire are called Romans, the Greeks assume the name Graeco to distinguish themselves from the rest of the Byzantines.
After the independence of the modern Greek state from the Ottoman Empire the term Graeco or Greek was abandoned totally by the Greeks themselves.
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The very existence of the primitive Greek Romans has been completely abolished by historians who continue to support Charlemagne’s Lie of 794 which inaugurated the historical dogma that the Roman language was and is Latin.
The primitive Greek Romans were the result of the union of the Greek speaking tribes of Italy.
This is why the tradition of Roman public laws in Latin resulted from the cooperation between the consuls of the gentis and the tribunes of the plebs.
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 EefyWiki - 09b: Romans and Hellenism
Greeks reclined at dinner instead of sitting; their homes were comfortable and attractively designed; they worshipped in huge, beautiful temples and attended dramatic performances in gigantic theaters.
Romans were amazed at the attention Greeks paid to their food and their dress and even their music.
Educated Romans were impressed by the range of the arts and literature and scientific advancement of the Greeks.
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 Greco-Roman relations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Romans came into contact with Greek culture a second time during the conquest of Greece and the "Hellenistic countries" (countries that had been marked by Greek culture and language) in the 2nd and 1st centuries BC.
Aemilius Paulus, the victor of the Battle of Pydna in Greece in 168 BC, is said to have sold 150,000 Greeks to Rome as slaves all by himself.
Romans matched the Greeks in terms of culture, partly because of the Greeks who voluntarily or involuntarily lived in Rome.
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 Slavery In Ancient Rome
In the Roman system of slavery, the tasks of slaves, such as farming, businesses, and public buildings all contributed to the wealth of the Roman economy.
It was estimated that an average wealthy Roman such as Nero owned 400 slaves in his town house alone, and according to one writer, some wealthy people owned from 10,000-20,000 slaves (Tingay and Badcock 128).
Grant stated that the Romans were so dependent on the slave labor that even the simplest task such as getting dressed, holding a towel while going to the bath, and cooking were all done by slaves.
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 Romans Vs. Greeks - Ancient Roman Empire Forums
The Roman republic could never have existed without this mental leap forward, and the concept survived, and was part of, the feudal system of medieval Europe which was the nessecary foundation for the rise of the nation states.
Roman temporary physical dominance of the mediterranean no matter how glorious, and notwithstanding it own huge legacy to the world, is still small potatoes when compared to the Greeks astonishing and unique orgy of creativity during the time of the city states - changing the world forever and setting mankind free.
The Romans got rid of democracy at an early stage, were an absolute totalitarian, military and authoritarian government and survived another 400+ years adhering to these believes and the Eastern Empire almost another 1500 years from this change! The Romans showed that Empire, authoritarianism and expansionism are superior to the so-called democracy of the Greeks.
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 Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Despite these internal distractions, the Greeks managed to defend themselves well against Persian invasions for a number of years, largely because they were fighting for their own freedom on their own soil.
There are numerous surviving artifacts of the Greek culture, such as fine coins, sculptures, and beautiful examples of architecture.
There are a number of factors that led to the fall of the Roman empire, such as internal political turmoil (the fall of the republic to tyrannical rule), food distribution problems, and ultimately barbarian attacks.
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 Why the classics in particular?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
One might note in defense of the Greeks and Romans that slavery and sexism were nearly universal in the ancient world, and that some Greeks and Romans questioned the role of women and the justice of slavery.
But the Greeks and Romans didn't change their ways: to the extent that they saw the injustice of their own practices, then, they were hypocrites.
For Socrates, and for the Greeks and Romans in general, the most important thing was making sure that one was the right sort of person: if one had the right sort of character, if one was virtuous, then one would lead a good and happy life.
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 Worlds Intertwined: Etruscans, Greeks & Romans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
They imported Greek pottery in great quantity, and, in fact, much of the Greek pottery preserved to us from antiquity was found in Etruscan tombs.
Etruscans were influential in transforming Rome into an urban center in the 6th century BC and Roman tradition identifies a family of Etruscans, the Tarquins, as the last dynastic rulers of Rome.
It was the genius of the Romans to transform Greek ideals and the ways of their Etruscan forerunners into their own civilized and highly organized way of life.
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 Greeks vs. Romans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
But the Romans were also innovators, and turned the vocabulary of ancient Greek art and architecture, poetry and politics, into something that was utterly un-Greek and totally Roman and new.
The Romans saw the neat and tidy formula as a facade - it provided the appearance of "temple" but they realized that "temple" was more than just the stones from which it was made - it was also the space it contained.
A building to the Romans was not just the columns and the pediments, it was also an interior that provided an experience and which was not made from stones.
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 In his book on classical Greece (The Greeks), H
it was the polis, to the Greek mind, which marked the difference between the Greek and the barbarian: it was the polis which enabled him to live the full, intelligent and responsible life which he wished to live.
For the Greeks and the one Council candidate, participation in the city is an essential part of the good life.
For the Romans and for the other two Council candidates, the city is only a mechanism allowing the good life to be lived through other groups.
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The Greeks and Romans is published to inform the University community of the wealth of opportunities for study during the Fall semester, 1999.
Development of the city-state, Athenian democracy, and the nature of Greek politics; the conflict between Greece and Persia, and between Sparta and the Athenian naval empire; consequences of the latter conflict--the Peloponnesian War--for subsequent Greek history; finally, the Macedonian conquest of Greece and Persia.
This is an advanced course in Greek history (in discussion-seminar format) that examines in detail the period from the end of the Peloponnesian War in 404 B.C. to the defeat of the Greek city-states at Chaeronea in 338.
www.virginia.edu /classics/gandr/g_r_f99.html   (1846 words)

The Greeks and Romans is published to inform the University community of the wealth of opportunities for study during the Spring semester, 2003.
Topics include Homeric warfare, the Greek phalanx, Greek trireme warfare, the Macedonian phalanx, rise and evolution of the Roman legion, Roman military equipment, Roman imperial army, defense of Roman frontiers, and Roman military decline in late antiquity.
A survey of the political, social, and institutional growth of the Roman Republic, with close attention given to its downfall and replacement by an imperial form of government; and the subsequent history of that imperial form of government and of social and economic life during the Roman Empire, up to its own decline and fall.
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 Journal of Religion and Society
Palestine (the Roman name for the province) was successively dominated by the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Persians, the Greek Empires of Alexander and his successors, and the Romans.
Archelaus failed as a ruler (both in Roman and Judaean eyes), and in 6 CE Augustus deposed him and placed the territories of Judaea and Samaria under direct Roman rule, with a governor subordinate to the imperial legate in Syria (Schürer: I.356-57).
This is in reaction to the political oppression suffered under the Greeks and the Romans, and in some cases to the takeover of the temple and the high priesthood by those deemed unworthy to control it.
moses.creighton.edu /JRS/2004/2004-7.html   (3348 words)

 History of medicine. Greeks and Romans
Greek physicians would talk to their patients to take careful case histories and find out as much from the patient as possible about their disorder.
The Romans conquered the Greeks and this brought a lot of their ideas about healthcare into use across the Roman empire.
Galen was a Greek physician who emigrated to Rome and became the principal doctor for many of the professional gladiators.
www.schoolscience.co.uk /content/4/biology/abpi/history/history4.html   (819 words)

 Greek and Roman Busts
Diana of the Hunt Goodess - In Roman mythology, Diana was the goddess of the moon and of the hunt.
The Latin counterpart of the Greek virgin goddess Artemis, Diana was the guardian of springs and streams and the protector of wild animals.
This sculpture is believed to be a Roman copy of a Greek original from the 5th century BC, and is currently in Munich.
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 rogueclassicism: Those Evil Greeks and Romans
The ancient Greeks took an essentially scientific view of their environment, and some Grecian writers saw that their land was deteriorating under human stewardship.
The Romans, in contrast, took a strictly utilitarian view of their environment: The land was there to be exploited by Homo Sapiens.
The trend toward deforestation started in Greece and spread—during the Roman Empire—from the hills of Galilee in Palestine and the Taurus Mountains of Turkey in the east, to the mountains of Spain in the west.
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The Roman religion was similar to that of the Greeks.
The Romans and Greeks relied on the gods for good harvests and safe traveling.
Pliny, a Roman governor, was known for writing his observations of the Christians.
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 Wikinfo | Greeks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Greeks is also a financial term for the set of measures derived from the Black-Scholes option pricing formula.
The name is used because most of the parameters are denoted by Greek letters.
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
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 Of Greeks And Romans by Doug Krieger
The Greeks, through the uniting of their city-states by Phillip II, the Macedonian, initially bore some resemblance to the militarism of their western counterparts—especially, after Phillip’s son, Alexander the Great, conquered the vast regions of the east.
A somewhat strange ambivalence of all things Greek initiated the engagement—yet, once the Roman’s got used to it, they became utterly enamored with this “superior civilization” with its literature, arts, sophistication, entertainment, gods and her general pleasures of life.
Thus, both the Latin and Greek branches of Hellenism came under the political domain of the Roman Empire; and, thusly was Hellenism (i.e., “Greek Culture”) gradually transformed from the original Greek influence to the Roman state and finally to the society of Europe—now, that’s a sweeping picture of what happened, and where we are today.
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 The Greeks and Romans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This theatre layout and vocabulary formed the basis for the construction of the proscenium theatre, where ballet took form.
The Greeks also spoke of dancing in their mythology.
The Romans treated dance in much the same way as the Greeks - it was an activity for everyone until the more "decadent days" of the empire when some individuals with high social status ceased to actively participate in the dances and became some of the first audiences.
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 Comparison Between Ancient Greece and Rome
While the irregular coastline and the mountainous terrain of the Greek peninsula isolated the various Greek city-states from one another, the city of Rome was located in the geographical middle of a generally north-south plain bordered on the east with mountains and on the west by the sea.
However, the fierce exclusiveness of the Greek city-states from one another, stemming from their geographical isolation, had determined that Greek colonization of the Mediterranean would be an extension of isolated city-states.
The Roman Empire would last for many centuries, however, and the foundations of its endurance rested upon the extension of the Roman sense of identity to conquered peoples; that is, to "barbarians".
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 The Celts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Although classical Greek and Roman writers considered the Celts to be violently insane, warfare was not an organized process of territorial conquest.
The Romans in trying to explain these gods, however, linked them with Roman gods as did the Romanized Gauls—so we really have no idea as to the Celtic character of these gods and their functions.
The Romans were beset by rebellions by some Celtic tribes and depredations by the northen Picts—throughout the fourth century, as the Roman empire was strained in every quarter, the Romans slowly lost control of Britain.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/MA/CELTS.HTM   (3792 words)

 Classical Myths and Legends: Roman Deities and Epic
Hades, the king of the Underworld, could be called PLUTO ("The Rich One") by the Greeks, and the Romans often used this name or Dis.
Bellona was an Italian goddess of war, said by the Romans to be the sister of Mars--think of "bellicose." Cloacina was the Roman goddess of sewers ("cloaca" in Latin).
Lucina was a Roman goddess of childbirth and chastity.
oldweb.uwp.edu /academic/english/canary/romans.html   (935 words)

 Pluto - Naming the Ninth Planet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This is because the Romans and Greeks believed the objects in the night sky to be their gods.
The only four planets to be known about in Roman and Greek times were Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, seeing as these were the only four planets visible from Earth and bright enough to be considered "gods".
But, because it was discovered relatively recently, and was not observed by the Romans and Greeks as one of their gods, choosing its name had to be left to scientists.
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 Roman Religion - History for Kids!
Like the Greeks, the Romans thought that there were many gods, and that these gods each controlled different parts of the world: storms, the ocean, marriage, flsmithing, and so forth.
The Romans were particularly interested in power, and much less interested in balance than the Greeks.
For the Romans, as well, their emperors were gods, or something very close to gods, depending on who you asked.
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 LEGION 14 Celts Romans Ancient Greeks Legion Fourteen
They were not originally part of the territory under direct Roman control, having voluntarily allied themselves to Rome after Claudius's conquest of AD They were also jealous of their independence, and had even revolted before in AD 47 when Publius Ostorius Scapula, the governor, threatened to disarm them.
The Roman veterans who had been settled there mistreated the locals, and a temple to the former emperor Claudius had been erected there at the tribes expense, making the city a focus for resentment.
The Prefect of Legion II, Postumus, on hearing of the Roman victory, was left with little choice and fell on his sword having failed to support the victorious Legions.
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 English Works! Reading: Comparing & Contrasting
Yes, their buildings were well constructed and have lasted (as have the Roman buildings), but the Greeks were especially interested in temples, columns, and decorative facades.
Local governments in the Roman Empire (but not in the empires of the Greek city-states) were allowed to levy their own taxes too.
But Greek epic was the result of a centuries-old oral tradition, handed down from generation to generation, as in the case of Homer's "Iliad" about the Trojan War, while the Roman epic was composed on the spot by living writers, as in the case of Vergil's "The Aeneid" about the founding of Rome.
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