Herod the Great was a king of Bethlehem. He plays a role in Jesus Christ’s story, for when He was young, Herod heard that there was a new ruler of Bethlehem. So, in anger, he demanded that all males under 2 were to be killed.
Herod was very strict and cruel and murdered anyone he suspected that would take his throne. This comes into play when he is told that there is a new ruler of Bethlehem.
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Julius Caesar was a dictator of Rome.
In 59 BC, Julius became Consul of Rome. However, two former consuls, Pompey and Crassus became the consuls again. Continue reading
Carthage was founded in 814 BC and is located on the coast of North Africa. It was said to be founded by the Phoenician Queen Elissa, better known as Dido. According to legend, she talked to the people of North Africa to give her a land. She then began building the civilization of Carthage.
Carthage eventually became one of the most prosperous trading cities in the ancient world.
The Greeks mythology was inspired by their worldview. From their myths, it seems like they were all fantasy, and they used them to describe things they didn’t understand. They would also seem to form their myths off their religion. They created creatures and idols in their myths that were sapped from their religion.
The tales of Hercules is a great example on how their religion was a strong influence of mythology. He is practically almost a god, being able to perform tasks nobody else could. This was how the Greeks envisioned their gods.
Today I will talk about Rome’s military.
Rome participated in many battles and fights, as so, they needed to have a suitable military. Rome had the most intimidating army system the ancient world had ever seen. Continue reading
Today I will talk about Rome’s religion.
Rome’s religion was very different from a religion as Christianity or such. Roman religion was never really focusing on main topics like a creation story or mythology. Instead, they mostly copied from the Greeks and their religion.
Instead of being focused on creation stories or such, the focused on current times and worship. Romans went by this saying: “du ut des” which was basically not only a saying but their philosophy as well. It meant “I give what you may give”, which basically means in order to receive a blessing, they would have to first worship the god they tried to receive a blessing from, make sacrifices, give offerings, etc. to receive the blessing they want.