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  • Geography and Location of Rome
  • Myth of Romulus of Remus 
  • Influence of Etruscan Engineering 
  •  Rome is located in Italy, witch includes a peninsula and islands in the southern Europe. The Italian peninsula is shaped a lot like a boot and reaches in to the Mediterranean sea with it's toe pointed toward and island and Sicily.  
  • Influence of Etruscan Sports
  • When Romulus and Remus grew up, they decided to construct a town on the banks of the Timber River where the wolf had found and saved them. However, in a quarrel of who would rule over the new settlement, Romulus killed his brother. He became king of the city, witch he named Rome. 
  • Influence of Greek Architecture 
  • The Romans borrowed and adopted ideas from the Greeks, as well as the Etruscan's. Greek agriculture was one important influence on the Romans. The Greeks constructed marble temples as homes for there gods. Temples like the Parthenon had safety columns that added to their beauty.   
  • Influence of Greek Art, Writing, and Region
  • Etruscan spectators also enjoyed watching chariot races. The charioteers, or drivers, were strapped to their chariot. If the chariot overturned, they could be dragged under the chariot's wheel or trampled by the horse. There fierce competitions often resulted in injury or death. 
  • The Romans used Greek designs in their own public buildings. Eventually, they learned to use concrete to create even larger sculptures, such as the Parthenon in Rome.  
  • The religion of the Romans was a blend of many influences. For example, they followed Etruscan religion rituals in founding their cities. However, it was Greek religion that especially influenced Romes ideas about the gods.
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