Differences between the ancient Greeks
and ancient Romans.
start with art. The Greeks wanted perfection in their depiction of
people. The Romans want real life people. The Greeks statues
were of perfect people. The Romans statues contained all the flaws of
The Greeks colonized. They sent
colonies all over the Mediterranean sea. The Romans conquered and
ruled all over the Mediterranean.
The Romans built roads that connected
their empire to Rome. The Greeks built roads to connect two
The Romans created an Empire
which lasted 500 years. The Greeks were city-states and were not
united under one central government (except for the
empire of Alexander the Great).
In Ancient Greece
women had no rights. They were property.
In Rome, under the
king and in the republic, women were not property, but they had no
rights. During the Empire, Roman women had quite a few rights, but
were still not citizens.
The Greeks spoke Greek.
The Romans spoke Latin.
These are just a few of the
differences between these two ancient civilizations. Can you
think of any more?