1.The mountainous terrain of Greece caused the people of each polis to identify themselves as members of that polis rather than as Greeks. So although the same culture, each polis had distinctly unique personalities. Your assignment focuses on two of most influential poli: Athens and Sparta. The relationship between Athens and Sparta has been compared to the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. comparing the relationship between Athens and Sparta to the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. 2. Give THREE examples for each topic below and say how these parts of Roman culture still influence us today: Roman art, architecture, religion, law, society, and politics.