This year period saw unprecedented peace and economic prosperity throughout the Empire, which spanned from England in the north to Morocco in the south and Iraq in the east. During the Pax Romana, the Roman Empire reached its peak in terms of land area, and its population swelled to an estimated 70 million people.
Examples[ edit ] A Roman fresco from Herculaneum depicting Hercules from Pax romana Hercle and ultimately Greek Heracles and Achelous patron deity of the Achelous River in Greece from Greco - Roman mythology1st century AD Herodotus was one of the earliest authors to engage in this Pax romana of interpretation.
Some pairs of Greek and Roman gods, such as Zeus and Jupiterare thought to derive from a common Indo-European archetype Dyeus as the supreme sky godand thus exhibit shared functions by nature.
Others required more expansive theological and poetic efforts: Other Greek divine figures, most notably Apollowere adopted directly into Roman culture, but underwent a distinctly Roman development, as when Augustus made Apollo one of his patron deities.
In the early period, Etruscan culture played an intermediary role in transmitting Greek myth and religion to the Romans, as evidenced in the linguistic transformation of Greek Heracles to Etruscan Her[e]cle to Roman Hercules.
Interpretatio romana[ edit ] The phrase interpretatio romana was first used by the Imperial-era historian Tacitus in the Germania. A large number of Gaulish theonyms or cult titles are preserved, for instance, in association with Mars. As with some Greek and Roman divine counterparts, the perceived similarities between a Gallic and a Roman or Greek deity may reflect a common Indo-European origin.
In some cases, however, a Gallic deity is given an interpretatio romana by means of more than one god, varying among literary texts or inscriptions. Since the religions of the Greco-Roman world were not dogmatic, and polytheism lent itself to multiplicity, the concept of "deity" was often expansive, permitting multiple and even contradictory functions within a single divinity, and overlapping powers and functions among the diverse figures of each pantheon.
These tendencies extended to cross-cultural identifications.
Interpretatio germanica[ edit ] Interpretatio germanica is the practice by the Germanic peoples of identifying Roman gods with the names of Germanic deities.
According to Rudolf Simekthis occurred around the 1st century of the common era, when both cultures came into closer contact. Some evidence for interpretatio germanica exists in the Germanic translations of the Roman names for the days of the week: Sunne; Old High German: For instance, when the myths or even cult practices of a particular Roman deity were influenced by the Greek or Etruscan tradition, the deity may have had an independent origin and a tradition that is culturally distinctive.It was this Pax Romana that ensured the survival and eventual transmission of the classical heritage, Greek and Roman alike, and provided the means for the diffusion of Judaism and Christianity.
Although his regime was an autocracy, Augustus, being a tactful and imaginative master of propaganda of many. The term "Pax Romana," which literally means "Roman peace," refers to the time period from 27 B.C.E.
to C.E. in the Roman Empire. This year period saw unprecedented peace and economic prosperity throughout the Empire, which spanned from England in the north to Morocco in the south and Iraq. Caesar Augustus. Octavian was the son of Julius Caesar’s niece.
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