Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

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  • Geography of Rome
  • Myth of Romulus and Remus
  • Etruscan influence on Roman Engineering 
  • 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.
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