Greek and Roman Civilization

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Ancient Greek and Roman civilization have made many lasting contributions to western civilization. Contributions such as law, religion, sports, and trade are present in western civilization because of Greece and Rome. Justinian’s code was Roman law that was introduced by Justinian, the emperor of the Byzantine Empire. Justinian ordered a systematic review of Roman law that was more thorough than any that had taken place before. He issued the Corpus iuris civilis (Body of …

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…then. In present day, the Olympic games are televised all over the world and are one of the most popular sporting events around. During the Hellenistic era trade drew the Greeks into an even larger world of commerce and communication. Traders were trading things like gems, jewelry, perfumes, and aromatic oils and could feed themselves and their animals and they were still making a profit. Without trade this world wouldn’t be able to operate.