How and in what ways did the romans adopt the greek culture?
due to the presence of greek colonies on the lower peninsula, the romans adopted many of the greek gods as their own. religion and myth became one. temples honoring the gods would be built throughout the empire; however, these temples were considered the “home” of the god; worship occurred outside the temple.
the source of the clergy´s wealth is tithes.
a tithe is a one-tenth part of something, spent as a contribution to a religious institution or compulsory tax to the government. currently, tithes are often voluntary and paid in cheques, cash or even stocks. however in the past, tithes were needed and paid in kind, such as agricultural products. several european countries perform a formal process related to the tax system providing some churches to impose tithes.
native peoples of america had no immunity to the diseases that european explorers and colonists brought with them. diseases such as smallpox, influenza, measles, and even chicken pox proved deadly to american indians. europeans were used to these diseases, but indian people had no resistance to them.