Geograghy and Development of Ancient Rome

Geograghy and Development of Ancient Rome
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  • Geography & The Location Of Rome 
  • The Myth Of Romulus & Remus
  • Infulence of Etruscan Engineering 
  • Rome is located on a peninsula and is in the Mediterranean sea. Rome  is part of Italy and shaped like a boot. 
  • Etruscan Influence Of Sports
  • a princess gave birth to twin sons, Romulus and Remus. The boys' father was Mars, the Roman god of war. 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. However, a wolf rescued them.
  • Greek Influence Of Architecture On The Roman Civilization
  • Etruscan arches rested on two pillars, which supported a half-circle of wedge-shaped stones. A keystone in the center held the other stones of the arch tightly in place.
  • Greek Influence Of Writing, Art, & Religion On The Romans
  • Α α, Β β, Γ γ, Δ δ, Ε ε, Ζ ζ, Η η, Θ θ, Ι ι, Κ κ, Λ λ, Μ μ, Ν ν, Ξ ξ, Ο ο, Π π, Ρ ρ, Σ σ/ς, Τ τ, Υ υ, Φ φ, Χ χ, Ψ ψ, and Ω ω.
  • The Etruscan custom was to stage slave fights during funerals. Two slaves of the dead master fought to the death with swords and small shields. After being congratulated, the winner was executed.
  • The Greeks constructed marble temples as homes for their gods. Temples like the Parthenon had stately columns that added to their beauty.They learned to use concrete to create even larger structures, such as the Pantheon in Rome.
  • the Greek alphabet was adopted and then changed by the Etruscans. The Romans then borrowed and altered the Etruscan alphabet. Greek pottery was valued throughout the Mediterranean world for its usefulness and beauty. Greek potters created large clay vessels for storing food, water, and wine.  Etruscan religious rituals in founding their cities. However, it was Greek religion that especially influenced Roman ideas about the gods.
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