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Compare & Contrast Metamorphoses by Ovid

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8 A.D.: Christianity does not yet exist. Romans continue to pray to their gods, and Augustus moves to restore ancient temples for prayer.

Today: The Vatican, which is located in Rome, is the home of the pope, the spiritual leader of the Catholic Church. Italy itself is overwhelmingly Catholic, and the ancient Roman religion, in later centuries called paganism, no longer exists as an institutional religious force.

8 A.D.: Rome is the mightiest empire in the West. Its reign extends across the known world, made up of all of the Mediterranean basin and extending through much of Europe. Augustus is the most powerful leader in the West.

Today: Italy is a relatively small democratic nation. Although it is an advanced Western society, it is no longer considered a military or political power.

8 A.D.: Ovid's place of exile, the port of Tomi, on the Black Sea, is...

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