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The influence of Homer upon the ancient civilization of the Greeks is difficult to overstate, as it was so profound and widespread. Fundamentally, it may be said that Greek values, Greek history, Greek theology (and even particular religious practices), as well as the basic love of Greeks for storytelling as a teaching and an entertainment device were all derived from the Homeric epics.
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Greek architecture has influenced Western Civilization throughout the centuries, continuing long after the demise of Greece in ancient times. As a basic model of sorts for… buildings of importance among more modern Western nations, Greek architectural features have been an ongoing inspiration and influence. The simple use of columns, capped and crowned in diversely Greek ways, has traditionally been used for private residences and minor public buildings in American society, among others.
The Greeks influenced Roman civilization in many ways. However, oneof the most important ways was in the arts and crafts area.
Hellenistic civilization is a blend of Greek and Easter influences. Hellenism began in 323 BCE and was catalyzed by Alexander the Great and the creation of his expansive e…mpire.
He wrote The Iliad and The Odyssey. Not only did he write the Iliad and the Odyssey... He helped to organize the pantheon of Greek gods, he gave the Greeks role models to liv…e up to, and he wrote about a period of history that would have otherwise been forgotten. Homer wrote about the Trojan War and it's aftermath. The Trojan War happened during the Greek Dark Ages (c. 1100-800 BCE). The only written history that tells the story of the dark ages are Homer's epic poems. HE DIED ABOUT 800 BC
Philosophy, architecture, and geometry. ( These are the three i know from the top of my head)
The Ancent Egyptian civilization influenced the Ancient Greek civilization.
The Greeks influenced the Romans; architecture and religion
the Greeks were exceptional at everything they did like math and sculpture. Most civilisations looked up to them as a role model and when Alexander the great conquered everyon…e around he spread the Greek culture to everyone because he thought they were superior. even the Romans modeled most of their things and ideas after the greeks-steph :)
geography influenced the ancient Greek civilizations by eating cereal ☺
The reason why these two stories were so influential for the Greek empire was not simply that they were entertaining. It was that they reflected the "ideals" that every Greek …citizen should hold themselves to that were qualities epitomized in his "heroes". When these stories were implemented, it was ultimately one of the larger reasons for the Greek empire merging from various warring city-states into one large Greek empire; the reasoning that they held the same values as people and shared in these traditions outlined in Homer's writings. In fact, many famous Greeks have gone as far as to state that one is not a Greek unless they possess these books. It must be mentioned however that most scholars are now in agreement that the stories "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" were not in fact entirely written by Homer and are more of a mosaic of stories told and passed down through generations.
It influenced later civilians because if it wasn't for their Greek minds to come up wit h Boxing, Wrestling, Chariot Racing, Riding, Pankration, or Pentathlon then more than l…ikely - we wouldn't know what that is. Therefore, Greece has gave us more than an idea, they hhave gave us the whole game, we just added some ideas here and there. & That is how those specific sports have came to be. More than an inference, there is more.
Was our western influenced by the wise Greeks ?
First the Greek, later the Roman culture.
Homer is an American from Springfield, he is not Greek.
Greece had colonies in Sicily and on the Italian Peninsula.
The Romans were deeply influenced by the Greeks and the Roman elites looked up to them. The first professional teachers in Rome were Greeks from southern Italy and education w…as modelled on that of the Greeks. The children of the rich received an education in both Latin and Greek and were fluent in Greek. The pinnacle of their education was a stay in Greece to study Greek philosophy. The Romans had Greek libraries as well as Latin libraries. They adopted the Epicurean and the Stoic schools of Greek philosophy. Their architecture and sculpture were modelled on Greek styles. The influence of Greek mythology came through the absorption of elements of Greek religion. Greek influence started very early on in Roman history. The Greeks established colonies (settlements) in southern Italy in the 8th and 7th century BC. Being a more advanced civilisation, their arrival had a big impact on all the Italic peoples they came in contact with during the archaic (early) period. This led to the adoption and adaptation of the western Greek alphabet by all Italic peoples, including the Latins (the Romans were Latins). Greek motifs for pottery decoration and Greek architectural styles were adopted by the Etruscans. Etruscan civilisation arose out of trade with and influence by these Greeks in what has been called the orientalising period. Recent archaeological evidence has shown that the archaic Latins were also involved in this process and that there was influence by the Greeks of Cumae (a Greek city near Naples) as well as the Etruscans. Already the 6th century BC the Romans started using the books of the Sibyls who were Greek oracles, some of whom lived in the mentioned Greek city of Cumae near Naples. They also adopted the Greek god Apollo, who was an oracular god (that is, he was the god of the oracles) and built the Temple of Apollo Medicus (the doctor) in in 431 BC. Apollo's son, who mediated Apollo's association with medicine and healing, was also adopted. The Senate was instructed to build a temple in his honour by the Sybils in 293 BC. The Romans also procured a statue of him from Greece. The Romans adopted the Greek twin gods Castor and Pollux and the mythology associated with them by the late 5th century. They turned Heracles, the Greek mythological hero (whom they called Hercules) into a god because he was said to have killed Cacus, a fire-breathing giant who was terrorising the Roman countryside. During the Second Punic War (218-202 BC) they 'imported' Cybele (whom they called Magna Mater, Great Mother) because Sibyls said that with this Rome could defeat Carthage. Besides adopting some Greek gods, at one point the Romans linked their gods to the Greek gods and their associated mythologies. The Romans adopted Greek columns for their temples and porticoes and the three orders (Doric, Ionic and Corinthian) the Greeks used to style them. They also developed composite orders which were a mixture of these orders. With contact with mainland Greece, there was also influence from this part of the Greek world. From Augustus onwards, the Romans modelled their statues on the Hellenistic ones. They made copies of statues by the great classical and Hellenistic sculptors of Greece so that they could model theirs on these artists. They adopted Greek medicine and Greek sports. They adopted and improved on the Greek cranes and ballista, a crossbow-like catapult. Latin tragedies and comedies and theatre were based on the Greek ones. Roman theatre architecture was inspired by that of the Greeks. However, whilst the seating of Greek theatres were always built on hillsides, the Romans also built theatres with their own foundations which could be built on flat land.