On the contrary, during the early days of the Romans history, they believed in Greeks philosophy as well. WGBH (2008) has noted, “that some Roman citizens were open-minded to deities from the ancient Greece”. Nevertheless, after observing the preaching of a new kind of faith called Christianity, voiced by Paul of Tarsus, a Jew from Anatolia, about Jesus of Nazareth, the Romans welcomed this new faith. According to (Bentley et al, 2008), Paul’s teaching was based on…”a sense of spiritual freedom…and spiritual equality of the sexes and that Christianity bestows an assurance of victory to those who place their faith in Jesus” (p 152). Since Christianity involved performing in ethical behavior, Christianity actually became the most enthusiastic religion of the Roman state.
Consequently, the Greeks and Romans influenced the Mediterranean by encouraging extensive trading between local and distant lands by way of land and sea linked routes. Within the Greeks and Romans empires, there was also immense transaction of lucrative agriculture, which in turn stimulated their establishment of prosperity. An additional way the Greeks and Romans influenced the western world was through family hierarchy. Bentley et al (2008) points out that The family was a social structure, with men in solid authority; however, the Greek women were often active in small businesses and the Roman women owned enormous property (p 140,150).