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15th Jul '16 12:30:11 AM PaulA
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* The ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' remake shows Greek soldiers in Roman armour and wielding gladiuses.

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* The ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' remake ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'' shows Greek soldiers in Roman armour and wielding gladiuses.
11th Jun '16 10:29:41 PM Doug86
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** The Greek god of death is named Pluto in the MarvelUniverse, rather than Hades, presumably because the name "Hades" was already given to Mephisto's realm (which is clearly FireAndBrimstoneHell) at a time when the word "Hell" couldn't be used too freely in MarvelComics.

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** The Greek god of death is named Pluto in the MarvelUniverse, Franchise/MarvelUniverse, rather than Hades, presumably because the name "Hades" was already given to Mephisto's realm (which is clearly FireAndBrimstoneHell) at a time when the word "Hell" couldn't be used too freely in MarvelComics.Creator/MarvelComics.
19th May '16 10:17:24 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** [[{{QI}} They say of the Acropolis, where the Parthenon is...]]

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** [[{{QI}} [[Series/{{QI}} They say of the Acropolis, where the Parthenon is...]]
23rd Apr '16 3:40:12 PM Kimarous
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* ''Gods of Rome'', a mobile game, oftentimes seems more based in Greek mythology than Roman. Of the God characters, only Vulcan goes by his Roman name. The majority of Roman characters are the Champion class (consisting mostly of notable opponents or Rome) and a few Demigods. The rest seem to go by their Greek names.





















17th Apr '16 4:01:28 PM DiagorasCinna
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* ''Literature/OneNationUnderJupiter'': Much of Nova Roma's religion, particularly the emphasis on myth, is more Greek than Roman. Justified as Maxentius' campaign of piety changed traditional Roman paganism to be more substantial.
16th Apr '16 9:56:53 PM Dimas28
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** Riordan sometimes takes liberties with this trope, though. Pluto, for example, isn't the Roman counterpart of Hades or even a Roman god at all. He's an obscure Greek god of the riches and the Greek counterpart of Dis Pater, the Roman god of the riches; the original Roman underworld god was named Orcus. When the Greek influence poured in, Dis Pater and Orcus were equated with Pluto and Hades, respectively, but all four were somehow eventually crammed up so that only Hades and whatever god of the remaining three that the author liked the most remained, hence the confusion. Funnily enough, Orcus is actually mentioned to be a separate god in ''The Blood of Olympus'' with his domain of the underworld, though he's probably just another "[[FantasticRacism D-list god]]" like Khione.
* The Egyptian sister series of above, ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'', however, plays this straight by mostly using the Hellenized spelling of the Egyptian gods instead of the actual (well, approximated, but it's the closest thing we got) Egyptian spellings. "Horus", "Isis", "Osiris, "Anubis", "Nephthys", and "Apophis", for example, would be called "Haru", "Iset, "Ausir", "Anupev", "Nebthet", and "Apep", respectively, in Egyptian. There are exceptions, though, such as "Set" and "Ptah", which are the same in both languages.
* In ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' series, the given names for the Capitol residents are mostly in Latin, reflecting the Capitol as a futuristic Ancient Rome. However, there are five characters who have Greek first names: Effie (short for Euphemia), Atala (possibly short for Atalanta), Castor and Pollux (the mythological twin sons of Zeus), and Cressida (from [[Theatre/TroilusAndCressida the Shakespeare's play]] based on the Trojan War).


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** The best application for this is the name of the planets of the Solar System not named Earth. All of them are named after Roman gods, except for UsefulNotes/{{Uranus}}. While some may challenge it by using "Caelus" as an alternative, it's perfectly credible, because the Romans ''did'' refer to their sky god as Uranus, in addition to Caelus.
15th Apr '16 4:58:24 PM Doug86
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* [[TheDCU DC's]] Amazons: The Golden Age Amazons as created by William Marston had a ton of Roman stuff, including the gods going by their Roman names (Mars, Venus, and Minerva most prominently; hence "Merciful Minerva!"). The Post-Crisis rebooted version stripped out all the Roman stuff (Mars becoming Ares, for example), except for [[WonderWoman Diana's]] Latin name, which was justified as her being named after a female pilot named Diana who crashed on Themyscira in the 20th century. This has also been lampshaded on several occasions, such as when a bunch of Neo-Nazis invade Themyscira and comment that some of the statues look vaguely Roman.

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* [[TheDCU [[Franchise/TheDCU DC's]] Amazons: The Golden Age Amazons as created by William Marston had a ton of Roman stuff, including the gods going by their Roman names (Mars, Venus, and Minerva most prominently; hence "Merciful Minerva!"). The Post-Crisis rebooted version stripped out all the Roman stuff (Mars becoming Ares, for example), except for [[WonderWoman Diana's]] Latin name, which was justified as her being named after a female pilot named Diana who crashed on Themyscira in the 20th century. This has also been lampshaded on several occasions, such as when a bunch of Neo-Nazis invade Themyscira and comment that some of the statues look vaguely Roman.
10th Apr '16 3:07:38 AM morane
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* The usual (and somewhat unfortunate) convention in English is to Latinize and not to translitterate Greek names. This does lead into very unfortunate mistranslations and mispronunciations. For ecample, "Cynoscephalae" (ΚυνόςΚεφαλαί) is neigh [[TheUnpronounceable unpronounceable]] for an average English reader, but translitteration, Kinoskefali, ("dogs' heads") renders it immediately readable.
21st Mar '16 7:13:47 PM 940131
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While Latin was the official language in Rome, Greek was the actual international ''Lingua Franca'' of the Roman empire, at least in the eastern half of the Empire.[[note]]In the western half of the Empire, the ''lingua franca'' really was (Vulgar) Latin, which, in those countries that were not conquered by Germans or Arabs (and even [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} some]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Spain}} that]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}} were]]) became the Romance languages and Latin was the language of the military and administration everywhere.[[/note]] The vast majority of the [[Literature/TheBible New Testament]] was originally in Greek as a result, as it was written for a diverse audience living in the Eastern Roman empire. This is also why when the Roman Empire was formally split into its western and eastern halves, the Eastern Roman Empire (what would later come to be known to historians as the UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire) had Greek as its official language.

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While Latin was the official language in Rome, Greek was the actual international ''Lingua Franca'' of the Eastern a Roman empire, at least in the eastern half of the Empire.[[note]]In Empire[[note]]In the western half of the Empire, the ''lingua franca'' really was (Vulgar) Latin, which, in those countries that were not conquered by Germans or Arabs (and even [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} some]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Spain}} that]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}} were]]) became the Romance languages and Latin was the language of the military and administration everywhere.[[/note]] The vast majority of the [[Literature/TheBible New Testament]] was originally in Greek as a result, as it was written for a diverse audience living in the Eastern Roman empire. This is also why when the Roman Empire was formally split into its western and eastern halves, the Eastern Roman Empire (what would later come to be known to historians as the UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire) had Greek as its official language.
4th Mar '16 9:45:36 PM Hadjorim
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While Latin was the official language in Rome, Greek was the actual international ''Lingua Franca'' of the Eastern Roman empire, at least in the eastern half of the Empire.[[note]]In the western half of the Empire, the ''lingua franca'' really was (Vulgar) Latin, which, in those countries that were not conquered by Germans or Arabs (and even [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} some]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Spain}} that]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}} were]]) became the Romance languages and Latin was the language of the military and administration everywhere.[[/note]] The vast majority of the [[Literature/TheBible New Testament]] was originally in Greek as a result, as it was written for a diverse audience living in the Eastern Roman empire. This is also why when the Roman Empire was formally split into its western and eastern halves, the Eastern Roman Empire (what would later come to be known to historians as the UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire) had Greek as its official language.

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While Latin was the official language in Rome, Greek was the actual international ''Lingua Franca'' of the Eastern Roman empire, at least in the eastern half of the Empire.[[note]]In the western half of the Empire, the ''lingua franca'' really was (Vulgar) Latin, which, in those countries that were not conquered by Germans or Arabs (and even [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} some]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Spain}} that]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}} were]]) became the Romance languages and Latin was the language of the military and administration everywhere.[[/note]] The vast majority of the [[Literature/TheBible New Testament]] was originally in Greek as a result, as it was written for a diverse audience living in the Eastern Roman empire. This is also why when the Roman Empire was formally split into its western and eastern halves, the Eastern Roman Empire (what would later come to be known to historians as the UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire) had Greek as its official language.
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