History Main / AncientGrome

20th Sep '16 3:22:52 PM DeltaDart
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* The [[BrowserGame browser game]] ''Feudalism'' and its sequel have the Great Trade Republic, whose Byzantine-inspired cities are named for ones from ancient Greece and Rome.
18th Sep '16 3:37:31 PM SantosLHalper
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* The word "Greek" comes from latin ("Graecus"), the "Greeks" called themselves "Hellenes". The mere popularity of the word "Greek" above the more historically correct "Hellen" is an example of this trope.
** It doesn't even stop with Ancient Greece. The official title of modern-day Greece is the "Hellenic Republic".
** To make matters more confusing, the Greeks from the time of the Byzantine Empire (when Greece really was all that was left of the Roman Empire) to independence in the 1820s and the resulting nostalgia for classical Greece called themselves "Romans".

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* The word "Greek" comes from latin ("Graecus"), the "Greeks" called themselves (and still do today) "Hellenes". The mere popularity of the word "Greek" above the more historically correct "Hellen" is an example of this trope.
** It doesn't even stop with Ancient Greece. The official title of modern-day Greece is the "Hellenic Republic".
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trope. To make matters more confusing, the Greeks from the time of the Byzantine Empire (when Greece really was all that was left of the Roman Empire) to independence in the 1820s and the resulting nostalgia for classical Greece called themselves "Romans".
18th Sep '16 3:36:37 PM SantosLHalper
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** To make matters more confusing, the Greeks from the time of the Byzantine Empire (when Greece really was all that was left of the Roman Empire) to independence in the 1820s and the resulting nostalgia for classical Greece called themselves "Romans".
24th Aug '16 8:31:54 PM ChrisX
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* ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'' seemed to avert this at first (Disregarding what is said on Cupid's lore) ( There are Greek and Roman Pantheon, and Hercules is considered amongst the Roman Pantheon. Whenever there is lore amongst the Roman Pantheon, they will use the Roman names (such as Hercules referring Hera as Juno, Cupid referring Aphrodite, Ares and Zeus as Venus, Mars and Jupiter respectively). So it would seem that they think both Pantheons are different... until Hercules' visual update, where he gains a direct taunt referring ''Zeus'' as his ''father''. And also, it's confirmed on Cupid's lore that the Greek and Roman gods are the same gods, and that they were just known by different names by the Romans and Greeks.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'' seemed to avert this at first (Disregarding what is said on Cupid's lore) ( There are Greek and Roman Pantheon, and Hercules is considered amongst the Roman Pantheon. Whenever there is lore amongst the Roman Pantheon, they will use the Roman names (such as Hercules referring Hera as Juno, Cupid referring Aphrodite, Ares and Zeus as Venus, Mars and Jupiter respectively). So it would seem that they think both Pantheons are different... until Hercules' visual update, where he gains a direct taunt referring ''Zeus'' as his ''father''. And also, it's confirmed on Cupid's lore that the Greek and Roman gods are the same gods, and that they were just known by different names by the Romans and Greeks. This trope eventually sees a more justified rule when they included the Roman Earth Mother, Terra. She's said to mate with Ouranos, who's obviously the Greek version... but considering that if they used the Roman name (Uranus) [[UranusIsShowing they might end up accidentally creating dirty ass jokes on Terra]], this probably would be excusable for once.
25th Jul '16 5:37:19 PM benda
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While Latin was the official language in Rome, Greek was the ''Lingua Franca'' of the Eastern a Roman 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 ''Lingua Franca'' of the Eastern a Roman 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.
language from 7th century onwards.
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.
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