It all began in Rome. Long ago, the story explains, a princess gave birth to twin sons, Romulus and Remus. The princess's uncle-the king-was afraid the boys would grow up to take his throne, so he ordered his men to drown them in the Tiber River.
Etruscan influence on Roman Sports
When Romulus and Remus grew up, they decided to construct a town on the banks of the Tiber River where the wolf had found and saved them. Romulus and Remus are a colorful myth.
Greek influence on Roman Architecture
The Romans became a excellent builders because they learned many techniques about engineering, or the science of building. The Romans built Etruscan arches that were rested on two pillars, which then supported a half-circle of wedge-shaped stones.
Greek influence on Roman Religion
Romans adapted two bloody Etruscan sports called slave fighting, and chariot races. In Roman stadiums, thousands of slaves died fighting as gladiators.