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Date: 10/12/13

Instructor’s Name: Patricia ONeill

Assignment: HUMA215 Individual Project Unit 1

Title: Compare/Contrast Greek and Roman Cultures


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.

Greek Culture
Roman Culture










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?

2) What is a polis and how did polies shape Greek culture?
The rural areas of Greece separated from one another by mountains became to form a community this is known as polis or city-states. The city-states came together to honor the gods at sanctuaries.

3) What was imperial Rome?
Imperial Rome explored Rome during its reign as the dominant political, economic and military power of the western civilized world. The exhibition took a glimpse into life during the Roman Empire from 27 BC.

4) What values were retained from the Etruscans and Roman republic roots? Etruscan and republican roots?
Roman Culture developed out of both Greek and in-
digenous Etruscan roots. The Etruscans also provided the
Romans with one of their founding myths, the legend of
Romulus and Remus; Virgil’s Aeneid was the othe