The test will be given when we return to school and please work on your rolling projects.
Though the Roman gods were shaped by the Greeks, this does not mean they copied them wholesale. The Roman culture influenced their interpretation of the role and meanings the gods. This is usually the case with cultural diffusion. The way each culture view the god of war was an example. Ares was the least respected god in Greece with very few if any shrines. Romans, a more warlike people, had thousands of temples for Mars, the Roman god of war.
Despite differences, the two religions shared more in common. Both the Greeks and the Romans believed in prophecy through oracles, had similar myths that justified their social institutions, and also bartered with the gods like the Greeks. Meaning, they would offer a large sacrifice to a god in exchange for a favor. Thus, bartering for the favor of the gods.
" Nowhere is Greek cultural influence more apparent than in Roman myth and religion. Almost the entire Roman pantheon of gods were borrowed from the Greeks. Roman gods have the same familial relationships to one another, they share the same myths and control the same domains as their Greek counterparts - they simply have Roman names. These Roman names are easy to remember because the Romans named the planets after their gods."
Gods and the Planets
The Rest of the Roman/Greek god family
Janus, the god of beginnings and endings, is the only uniquely Roman god. The month of January is named after Janus.
Here are the directions for the upcoming Unit Test:
20 Points, create a chart or graphic organizer to answer
Answer in 10 sentences or less. You may use a graphic organizer or chart for the last question.
Answer each subsection in 3 sentences or less
Answer each question in no more than 3 paragraphs
Location, Location, Location is the key to starting a great empire. Rome is the best example of this. The Italian Peninsula juts out into the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. This gave the Roman Empire an excellent base to control the Mediterranean, which it called "Our Sea". They were geographically isolated by the Apennines and the Alps. The Apennines were more easily crossed than the mountains of Greece but they did offer some protection. The Alps were a formable barrier. They could be crossed, though at great cost. Rome had abundant farmland and was able to meet the needs of its growing population.
Cut me a break on this, I have not done one of these in a while. Think I will make more though.
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