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The student will examine the political, philosophical, and cultural interaction of Classical Mediterranean societies from 700 BCE to 400 CE.

d. Describe polytheism in the Greek and Roman world and the origins and diffusion of Christianity in the Roman world.




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  • The Greeks and Romans practiced polytheistic religions with numerous gods and goddesses whose origins were established through traditional stories of mythology.


  • The Greeks and Romans shared many of the same religious concepts –including the personification of deities. Deities typically had power over specific areas of the natural or social world- for example, God of War, God of Love, God of Wisdom, God of the Sea, etc.



The Rise of Christianity

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