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Greek Influences on Rome

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I am wondering how Greece influenced Rome, aside from architecture. I know Romans were more focused on military and government, but aside from that I'm wondering what the Romans adopted from the Greeks.

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This solution discusses some of the ways the ancient Greeks influenced the Romans.

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One of the major ways that the Greeks influenced the Romans, besides architecture, is in the world of literature. One of the earliest Latin literary texts that we know of was a translation of Homer's Iliad. Virgil's Aeneid also is heavily influenced by Greek writers, especially Homer's Iliad, Homer's Odyssey, and Apollonius' Argonautica.

Greek dramatists also exerted their influence on the Romans. The surviving titles of numerous Roman tragedies, most of which were written ...

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