Which ancient civilisation had a bigger impact on the world: Ancient Greece or the Romans

More influential ancient civilisation?

  • Greece

    Votes: 15 45.5%
  • Rome

    Votes: 18 54.5%

  • Total voters
    33
Mar 2018
663
UK
#2
Too intertwined to say. Too intertwined for the question to even really be well defined, how do you judge if something that happened was due to Greek or Roman influence? Would the Greeks have had half the influence they had without the Romans to spread and support their ideas for a millennia or more? What would Roman civilization have been like without the Greeks?

You might as well ask "What's the most important ingredient in a hot-dog; the bread or the sausage?"
 

Scaeva

Ad Honorem
Oct 2012
5,476
#6
They are intertwined to some extent, but Rome.

Quite frankly Europe and the nations that were formed from European colonies would not be part of what we now refer to Western Civilization without the Roman conquest. The Macedonian empire, besides being very short-lived, was in the east...not the west.
 
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Larrey

Ad Honorem
Sep 2011
5,092
#8
They are intertwined to some extent, but Rome.

Quite frankly Europe and the nations that were formed from European colonies would not be part of what we now refer to Western Civilization without the Roman conquest. The Macedonian empire, besides being very short-lived, was in the east...not the west.
Except the Romans conquered the east as much as the west.

Quite frankly we wouldn't recognize western civilisation without the Germanics turning up and putting a distinct spin on things either.