Rome was built on the Tiber River in a very mountainous area. The inhabitants built homes on the hills.
Ectruscan influence on Sports
Romulus and Remus are fabled to be twin boys to a princess and Mars, the god of war. They were thrown in the Tiber River by men hired by the king so that the boys couldn't take the throne. However, a wolf found the boys and raised them. When the boys found out about their origin, they killed the king and took control. They decided to build a city on the site where the wolf found them. They fought to the death on what the city was to be called. Romulus won, so the city was called Rome.
Greek influence on Architecture
The Two important Etruscan structures the Romans adapted were the arch and the cuniculus. A cuniculus is a underground tunnel connected to the upper ground.
Greek Influence on Writing, Art, and Religion
In Roman stadiums, thousands of slaves died fighting as gladiators. These fighters battled either each other or wild animals. It usually end with both slaves dying anyways.
Greeks had created columns to style the buildings while keeping support. The Romans had borrowed this method from the Greeks after Greek culture spread after the fall of the Persian Empire. The Romans had developed thrown style of architecture based on the original Greek methods.
The Romans used a modification of the Etruscan alphabet, which was an edited version of the Greek alphabet. Both languages, Greek and Roman, wrote in all capital letters. Wealthy Romans collected Greek art and commissioned Greek monuments to be made. The gods that the Romans worshipped were the same gods as the Greeks, however modified with Roman names.