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Greco-Roman Civilization

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Steph Carter

on 11 March 2014

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Transcript of Greco-Roman Civilization

Greco-Roman Civilization
Government, Social Structure, and Language
Time Span, Region, Food Sources, and Domesticated Animals
Architecture and Legacy
Greece- The greek civilization was made up of city states, each with its own government. Historians do not have complete knowledge of the city states.

Rome- Rome was one of the earliest civilizations to be democratic. Civilians elected officals such as judges and tax collectors. They also elected a Senate from nobel families to make laws.
Social Structure
Rome- The Romans had a social struture based on wealth and politial influence. Men had to live within cities to be able to vote. Both men and women were considered citizens even if they did not live within a city. There were six different census classes that were based on property.
Rome- Latin and Greek were the dominant languages of the Roman Empire.
Time Span
Greece- 8th Century BCE to 600 CE, lasting roughly 14 centuries.

Rome- 8th century BCE, lasted roughly 12 centuries.
Food Sources
Greece- The Greeks ate a variety of food, mostly vegetables, fruits, and legummes and fish, with hunting bringing some meats to the menu. Olive oil and wine was also very common.

Rome- The Romans's diet consisted mostly of grown grains, olives, and wine. Domesticated poultry allowed them fresh eggs and meat, and hunting for wild game was not uncommon.
Domesticated Animals
Rome- The Romans domesticated many different animals. Beasts of burden, such as donkeys, mules, and oxen, were used to help with plowing and milling. Horses were ridden into battle and were used as transportation. The Romans also kept various pets. Birds were popular, and dogs such as greyhounds and maltese were kept as companions. In place of cats, ferrets were kept as pest control.
Famous Architecture


Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
This is an image of the Ancient Greek Parthenon, which
This is an image of the Ancient Roman Colosseum, which is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering
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