Ancient Greece And Egypt

Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome shared many similarities in terms of their thoughts on leadership and politics as well as their gods. The Greeks and Romans believed that individuals had a duty to participate in their government, in debates and by holding office. They also believed that the natural laws of the world could be understood by applying reason, rather than superstition. Judeo-Christian belief includes the view that all human beings are born with dignity and inherent value, and that they have the ability to choose right from wrong. An additional belief is that it is every person’s responsibility to help others in the community.

A tyrant was originally just someone who took power in a government. However, over time, this meaning changed. Today, a tyrant is considered someone who attains power through illegal means and then abuses that power. Here, the ruler exercises his freedom to stir up trouble and ensure that the people continue to need him. This is a symptom of the love of power. A tyrant refuses to step down.

There are many similarities and differences between Greek Gods and Roman Gods. In terms of their description, gods in Greek mythology is a collection of different stories as well as myths about the gods, heroes, as well as the natural world. In Roman mythologies, there are mythical beliefs written about gods in the city of Ancient Rome. The time period for Greek Gods took place 700 years before the Roman civilization. Roman gods came 1000 years after the Greek Gods. The literary source of Greek Gods was chronicled in the Illiad by Homer. Roman myths were chronicled in the book Aeneid. The origin of Greek mythology is not known whereas Roman gods borrowed from the mythology of Greeks. The nature of the gods and goddesses in Greek mythology were based on human personality traits including things such as Dignity, Hatred, Love, and Honor.

The nature of Roman Gods was named after objects. The importance of physical life on earth was more important than the afterlife in Greek mythology. In Roman mythology mortals who did good deeds were rewarded in the afterlife, so they strove to gain a place among their gods. Greek gods has traits which determined their actions. Roman gods were not gender specific so their myths did not have individual characteristics. The actions of mortals and gods in Greek mythology were individualistic in that the actions of the individual produced more of a consequence than group actions, whereas in Roman mythology, the actions of gods were not individualistic. The physical form of Greek Gods was beautiful bodies with muscles, gorgeous eyes and hair to enhance their looks. Roman gods did not have a physical appearance and were only represented in people’s imaginations.