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Post by Luke on Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:39 am

The title says it all. I myself like greek myths better although I do enjoy the myth of how Rome came to be.

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Re: Do you perfer Roman or Greek Myths

Post by Posidonsdaughter on Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:03 am

I agree with Luke. The Romans basically robbed the greek culture and gods, then put their own names on everything. Romulas and Remus is a great story of how Rome came into exinstance.

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Post by Pendragon on Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:05 am

The Greek myths are so much richer in character and have many more.
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Post by riczhang on Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:06 am

i like the greek cause the romans use the same storyline but with much blander detail and names. (Oh my Gods planets, mars for ares and etc., they're killing the names of the gods.)
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Post by Posidonsdaughter on Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:29 am

I guess what I find most interesting is that Hercules is the Roman name for the Greek Heracles. Yet, you never hear him referred to by the Greek name, outside direct Greek Myth materials. In all the movies or TV he is always Hercules.

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Post by riczhang on Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:30 am

Posidonsdaughter wrote:I guess what I find most interesting is that Hercules is the Roman name for the Greek Heracles. Yet, you never hear him referred to by the Greek name, outside direct Greek Myth materials. In all the movies or TV he is always Hercules.
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Re: Do you perfer Roman or Greek Myths

Post by Posidonsdaughter on Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:29 am

Nope! Pretty amazing hugh?

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Re: Do you perfer Roman or Greek Myths

Post by veni-vidi-vici on Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:58 pm

http://messagenetcommresearch.com/myths/essays/herakleshercules.html - Good bit of reading for those interested in the differences between Heracles and Hercules.

Personally i prefer Greek mythologies even with its large number of inconsistencies due to the originality of it and the greater range of characters involved, the roman's cut back on several of the characters from Greek mythology.
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Re: Do you perfer Roman or Greek Myths

Post by Posidonsdaughter on Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:37 pm

totally agree and thanks for the link.

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Re: Do you perfer Roman or Greek Myths

Post by riczhang on Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:41 am

I agree, cause who doesn't like original.

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Re: Do you perfer Roman or Greek Myths

Post by tinkerirock on Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:52 pm

same

i just like greek and the new versions of the greek myths are okay but i like the classical ones
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Re: Do you perfer Roman or Greek Myths

Post by riczhang on Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:11 pm

tinkerirock wrote:same

i just like greek and the new versions of the greek myths are okay but i like the classical ones

Yeah. I liked the Greek myths published by some publisher in England because they were more appealing. but even the originals had many different versions, so it even depends on which original you read.

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Re: Do you perfer Roman or Greek Myths

Post by BLUEFRiLL on Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:06 pm

Same as u guys, the Romans robbed all the good Greek myths, the Greek names are a lot cooler lol but Romulus and Remus is cool
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Re: Do you perfer Roman or Greek Myths

Post by riczhang on Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:40 pm

BLUEFRiLL wrote:Same as u guys, the Romans robbed all the good Greek myths, the Greek names are a lot cooler lol but Romulus and Remus is cool

*scoff*scoff*scoff. Excuse me???? Romulus and Remus???? What's so good about them??? They only ended up killing each other and Romulus built Rome. He even named the city after himself.(unheard of at the time)

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Re: Do you perfer Roman or Greek Myths

Post by tinkerirock on Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:44 am

oh yea..

i think that greek are just better, but roman myths are very similar to greek.
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Re: Do you perfer Roman or Greek Myths

Post by posiden#1god on Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:29 am

I always like greek mytholigy for posidon because controling water would be awsome
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Re: Do you perfer Roman or Greek Myths

Post by Percyrox12 on Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:40 pm

I like Greek myths I do not know why I just think there cool.
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Re: Do you perfer Roman or Greek Myths

Post by Cennedy125 on Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:53 pm

Yeah, I think Greek myths are my favorite... i don't know why.
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Re: Do you perfer Roman or Greek Myths

Post by Neptune95 on Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:04 pm

I like Greek...Roman is just a BIG COPY-CAT!
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Re: Do you perfer Roman or Greek Myths

Post by DiaClaireNoel on Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:07 pm

i like Greek...the roman ones have names that are also planets, and that just makes it weird for me. like, Mars is the war god, i cant imagine Ares being the closest planet to earth. it just makes it confusing.
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Re: Do you perfer Roman or Greek Myths

Post by Eternal Huntress on Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:10 am

Prefer Greek Myths...the Roman Myths normally divert all their attention to the heroes and not the gods- who are much more interesting.

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Re: Do you perfer Roman or Greek Myths

Post by smoothmoves97 on Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:20 pm

Eternal Huntress wrote:Prefer Greek Myths...the Roman Myths normally divert all their attention to the heroes and not the gods- who are much more interesting.
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Post by Eternal Huntress on Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:05 pm

smoothmoves97 wrote:
Eternal Huntress wrote:Prefer Greek Myths...the Roman Myths normally divert all their attention to the heroes and not the gods- who are much more interesting.
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Post by smoothmoves97 on Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:07 pm

No I don't think I've posted yet... I don't remember.
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Re: Do you perfer Roman or Greek Myths

Post by riczhang on Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:08 pm

She has not, I did a search.


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