Write a 6 pages paper on rome & greece. The Civilization of Ancient Greece developed before that of Rome, and its impact would arguably be more important than earlier civilizations such as those of Egypt, Babylon, and Persia. Other earlier civilizations had done a fair amount to improve technology, understanding, and knowledge yet was not generally as advanced as that of Ancient Greece. The Egyptians, the Persians, and the Chinese did much to advance the levels of human understanding and culture, yet done of them developed such systematic knowledge as the Ancient Greeks did.
Ancient Greece began to flourish around the 8th century BC, due to the acquisition of writing and literacy skills, greater political stability as well as the establishment of trade contacts with Southern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. Ancient Greece was not a unified country rather it was a series of city-states and settlements often described by the Greeks as polis. The most powerful and important of these city-states included Athens, Corinth, Macedonia, and Sparta. Some of these Greek city-states formed colonies in the Aegean and beyond which helped to spread Greek Civilization further afield (Speake, 1995, p.291).
Although these city-states and settlements shared a common language alongside customs even if they politically distinct from each other. The survival of the poems by Homer arguably demonstrates that the Greeks had a well-developed understanding of the Aegean, the Mediterranean, and also the Middle East (Lane Fox, 2006, p. 16).
Religion was considered to be very important by the Greeks, importance reflected in the splendor of the architecture of the fine temples they built to worship in. The Greeks built fine temples .to be at the center of their city-states, and the powers that be encouraged people to go to these temples with lavish religious festivals, and also sporting events. . .