The Greek And Roman Cultures Essay

1475 Words Dec 14th, 2015 6 Pages
The Greek and the Roman cultures had many differences, but they also had gasping similarities that drew them together. There are many cultures in today’s society that are different, but they all have ties between them that make them similar. This goes the same with the Greek and Roman cultures. One of the most significant similarities of the Greek and Roman civilizations was their geographical locations. Both of these civilizations lived on islands of the Mediterranean Sea. Anyone that lives around the same region will have some of the same values and ways of life. The Mediterranean Sea and the Black sea were both used as a trading post for both of the civilizations. Sometimes they would trade together and other times with other civilizations, but it was always at the same trade post. Even though the geographical location was similar, the layout of the citizens was very different. In Greece society the sea separated each Greek island from the mainland and one another. Each island made up an individual city or polis. A polis would also be called a city-state. Each city-state would have its own urban and cultural center. The only quarrels they had was with other poleis. Under the Roman Empire the cities were united under one flag. All the citizens voted for a representative of the senate and swore allegiance to their empire. Also if the romans were fighting it was with another empire or state.
The Romans started off as a republic, but progressed into an empire. In…

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