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What was Homers influence on greek civilization?
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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Erasmus of Rotterdam : He Produced the First Printed Edition of The Greek New Testament in 1517 AD... Nearly all Subsequent Translations of The New Testament w…ere based upon His Greek New Testament.
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
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.
They influenced Roman civilisation by bringing them a base to their religion, a type of democracy, but most important they brought a variety of the Greek alphabet with them. T…his alphabet was absorbed by the Etruscans and from them the alphabet evolved into the Latin alphabet. The Greeks lived mainly in southern Italy in an area called Magna Graecia by the Romans. Sicily too, was inhabited by the Greek settlers.
they lived in Southern Italy and were influenced by the roman culture
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 Ancent Egyptian civilization influenced the Ancient Greek civilization.
Romans absorbed ideas from them, and because of it, made great advances in law, literature, engineering, art, architecture, technology, science, along with many other areas.
the mountains influenced the development of both of these cultures by separating them and making them independent
Greek thought, thanks to the Greek philosophers, is still prevalent in our modern day civilization. Not only did these philosophers forever change and shape the way that we vi…ew the world around us, but several of them had such outstanding ideas which are now considered the precursors of modern science. Democritus (the "laughing philosopher"), for example, came up with the idea of atoms to explain what made up the soul, and he decided that these things were pieces of matter impossible to destroy. We are also still taught the works of Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, and many others.
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.
Greek religion, like any ancient religion, has a minimal impact on western civilization in itself. It gave us myths and stories and we sometimes can learn a lesson from them. …However the biggest influence the Greek religion has on the entire world is the Olympic Games. The Olympics were religious festivals held to honor the god Zeus.
Large mountain's kept them from becoming city states. and the oceans and peninsulas helped for trade by water, not by land
A large part of ancient Greek culture was its concept of a variety of gods, goddesses and demi gods. They can be called pagan gods and the Greeks to one degree or another …believed that pleasing their gods was a way to find peace and prosperity. The pagan style of beliefs did not influence western civilization in any large measure.
Government Aristotle and other Greek scholars examined society and government and the effects of democratic principles in Athens and other city-states. Philosophy The Greek…s advanced their own concepts of life and existence, although they had a polytheistic heritage. Science and Logic The Greeks developed much of the modern scientific process, although they lacked the means to make the most accurate observations. They could only measure using normal human senses. Mathematics The Greeks developed math and geometry in conjunction with their scientific experimentation. Architecture Buildings, mostly neoclassical government buildings, have a lot in common with Greek buildings. There are also a lot of Greek-inspired statues in America.