Themes from Ancient Cultures: Greece and Rome

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Artistic Themes from Ancient Cultures: Greece and Rome
Janet Schriver

Artistic Themes from Ancient Cultures: Greece and Rome In this paper Christian suffering through religious expression is discussed as it pertains to ancient cultures through early Greek and Roman times. Culture differences between Romans and Greeks are very different in many ways, but can be very similar as well. Romans held their practical and traditional morality in high esteem, and appeared over confident in their military, ability to organize. Looking at “culture” Romans usually seem obsessed with humanities in the form of music, dance, theater, art, literature and philosophy. In several areas, including religion looks as if it could be a part of the Greeks mythology, whereas Greeks were masters of philosophy. The main focus was on the gods they chose to worship. Philosophers in the Greek culture went on a quest to find answers to questions derived from deep contemplating whether or not there were gods. They begin to look at the universe and ask themselves whether or not gods lived there. Where did humans come from? Who made the sun or the moon? How do the stars hang in the sky? Why was humans made, what is our destiny, and is there life after death? According to “the Armenian Genocide began on 24 April 1915 with the mass arrest, and ultimate murder, of religious, political and intellectual leaders in Constantinople and elsewhere in the empire. Then, in every Armenian community, a carefully planned Genocide unfolded: Arrest of clergy and other prominent persons, disarmament of the population and Armenian soldiers serving in the Ottoman army, segregation and public execution of leaders and able-bodied men, and the deportation to the deserts of the remaining Armenian women, children and elderly.…...

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