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2. Compare and contrast Roman society with Greek society. What impact might these cultural contexts have on  playwrights and audiences? Ancient Greek culture was in large part influenced by its religious beliefs, which included the worship of a group  of gods, headed by Zeus and his wife Hera. Theatre in Greece also took precedence over politics and business  during festivals. Being considered a creative and religious culture, the Greeks often featured religious ideas in  their entertainment. Additionally, Greek culture allowed for even the poor to attend theatrical productions  because they were considered religious experiences. Thus, it is clear that the Greeks placed a great deal of  importance on the role of the theatre within their society. The Romans, on the other hand, were most often noted for their mastery of law, engineering, and military  pursuits. The Romans worshipped the gods of the countries they conquered, so to a very limited extent, the 
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