Classical Greece and Rome are considered to be the cradle of Western civilization. Based on chapters three and four and their outlines posted on the web, please explain the following statement:

"If Greece shaped Europe's culture, Rome laid its practical foundations."

Please explain the ways in which Greece shaped western culture and the ways in which Rome laid its practical foundations. Your answer should be about a page, typed, and in paragraph form.

Feel free to use additional sources as well. If you do, you must cite them.