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Greek Vs. Roman

Postby john lewis hawk » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:03 pm

Which names are better?

Zeus vs. Jupiter
Hades vs. Pluto
Poseidon vs. Neptune
Ares vs. Mars
Athena vs. Minerva
Hephaestus vs. Vulcan
Artemis vs. Diana

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:06 pm

I definitely gotta go with Greek here.
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Re: Greek Vs. Roman

Postby Thunderstorm » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:07 pm

Zeus
Hades
Neptune
Ares
Athena
Vulcan
Artemis

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Postby Chris » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:13 pm

Greek. Romans are thieving bitches.
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Postby Cernunnos » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:22 pm

DaReekstah wrote:Greek. Romans are thieving bitches.


What he said.

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Postby fieldy snuts » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:50 pm

despite researching the story so much when i was a kid i could never figure this out:why did the romans steal and rename the ancient greek gods? :?

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Postby McKegan » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:09 pm

Vic Mackey wrote:despite researching the story so much when i was a kid i could never figure this out:why did the romans steal and rename the ancient greek gods? :?


Because they spoke another language, obviously. :roll:

Romanish or something.

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Postby Starlord » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:09 pm

Greek.
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Postby fieldy snuts » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:29 pm

McKegan wrote:Because they spoke another language, obviously. :roll:

Romanish or something.
they spok latin, and no shit :roll:

i meant why not impose their own deity's on other cultures instead of swiping the greek mythology? they didnt do that to the ancient egyptians for example.

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Postby McKegan » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:33 pm

Vic Mackey wrote:they spok latin, and no shit :roll:

i meant why not impose their own deity's on other cultures instead of swiping the greek mythology? they didnt do that to the ancient egyptians for example.


I was making a joke. Everybody knows they spoke Romarican. :roll: :roll: :P

It's very common for conquering societies to assimilate some of the beliefs of the cultures they conquor, whether from breeding with the occupied peoples or to placate them.

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Postby Lord Simian » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:34 pm

Vic Mackey wrote:they spok latin, and no shit :roll:

i meant why not impose their own deity's on other cultures instead of swiping the greek mythology?



Two reasons, I'd think. First off, imposing your own deity is the fastest way to piss off the conquered. Hell, just look at the sheer AMOUNT of Christianity which is blatantly ripped from pagan religions: The best way to make the new people YOUR people is to absorb their mythology into your mythology.

As for specifically why the Greeks... to the "civilized" world at the time, ancient Greece was considered the high of civilization and learned thought. The Romans copied what worked: Notice the republic style of government.

And hell, the Roman Aenied was written to connect the founding of their city with ancient Greece.
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Postby Potter Who » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:35 pm

Greeks, ftw.

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Postby fieldy snuts » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:36 pm

still ancient egypt were on a civilised level as well yet pretty much nothing was swiped from them....

guess i should feel privileged the romanians decided to take our stuff :)

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Postby Lord Simian » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:41 pm

Vic Mackey wrote:still ancient egypt were on a civilised level as well yet pretty much nothing was swiped from them....

guess i should feel privileged the romanians decided to take our stuff :)


Ancient Egypt WERE on the same level, and there is actually evidence of a bit of swiping between Egypt and Greece, if I'm not mistaken.

But there's the civilized world... and the "civilized" world I mentioned. The Romans didn't know much about the eastern civilizations like Egypt, I don't think, until after they were already worshipping the Greek Pantheon, which of course, had been widely spread throughout the mediterranean for who knows how long.
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Postby Carrie » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:47 pm

Vic Mackey wrote:guess i should feel privileged the romanians decided to take our stuff :)


I think you should take your reparations out of DaReekstah's ass. :evil:

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