Mythology and Roman Culture: Romans used mythology to describe social values. Many stories that are a part of Roman mythology aim to explain cultural and social virtues. These stories revolve around a central character that served his state or nation and performed feats of bravery or intellect. Legends of Hercules (son of Jupiter), Servius Tullius (6th Roman king), Lucretia, Horatius at the Bridge, Mucius Scaevola and Cybele are an important part of Roman mythology and culture.
The early Bronze Age civilisation (3000-2000 BC) in Greece and Crete were most likely to be inhabited by non-Greeks thay may have spoken Anatolian languages. Crete was centre of Bronze Age civilisation, with prosperous trades and building complex palaces, particularly in Cnossus and Phaestus. These palaces began building around 2000 BC, and were destroyed several times by fire, earthquake or by raiders. Crete had influences on the mainland and the Cycladic islands (Cyclades). Because of the elaborate palaces, archaeologists and historians had called the flourishing period of Crete as the "Minoan civilisation", after the mythical Cretan king – Minos.
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Knowledge of Bronze Age religion in Greece and the islands are scarce. Apart from a few references of deities in the inscription and in the clay tablets, it is too few to speculate on. So most of what we know of religion come from archaeological evidences, such as from statues, statuettes, figurines and wall paintings. Even with these evidences, there is no certainty of identification of god or goddess with that of deities that are known to us in the Greek mythology.
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In the first century B.C. the Roman poet Virgil composed the “Aeneid,” the third great classical epic inspired by the Trojan War. It follows a group of Trojans led by the hero Aeneas who leave their destroyed city to travel to Carthage before founding the city of Rome. Virgil’s aim was in part to give Rome’s first imperial dynasty an origin story as impressive as that of the Greeks.
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This is an interesting evaluation of the role and relevance of myths in Greek culture; it poses important questions about myth and truth, myth and history, and so on, and attempts to determine the conduits by which myths became established truths. Translation of the French original, Les Grecs ont-ils cru à leurs mythes? Essai sur l’imagination constituante (Paris: du Seuil, 1983).
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Veyne, Paul. 1988. Did the Greeks believe in their myths? An essay on the constitutive imagination. Translated by P. Wissing. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press.
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