The Roman civilization started around 700 B.C.E. to about 476 C.E. Rome is located in what is now called Italy. Which includes a peninsula and islands in southern Europe. The Italian peninsula is shaped a lot like a boot and reaches into the Mediterranean Sea with its toe pointed toward the island of Sicily.
The Influence of Etruscan sports
The Myth about Romulus and Remus was created Long ago in Rome,The story talks about how, 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, before the twins drowned or died of starvation a wolf saved them.
The Influence of Greek architecture
The Romans became excellent builders because they learned many techniques about engineering, or the science of building, from the Etruscan's.the Romans adapted were the arch and the cuniculus.
The Influence of Greek art, religion and writing.
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The Romans took in two bloody sports from the Etruscan. One of them was slave fighting, Two slaves of the dead master fought to the death with swords and small shields. After being congratulated, the winner was executed. They also did chariot races. The charioteers, or drivers, were strapped to their chariots. If a chariot flipped over they could be dragged under the chariot's wheels or trampled by the horses this often resulted in injury or death.
Greek architecture was one important influence on the Romans. The Greeks constructed marble temples as homes for their gods. Temples like the Parthenon had stately columns that added to their beauty. They also adapted some Etruscan architecture. The Romans also has come up with architecture of their own.
The Greek alphabet was adopted and then changed by the Etruscan's. The Romans then adopted to the Etruscan's writing but slightly altered alphabet. The Romans and Etruscan adored the Greek pottery, so much that they adapted some of it as their own. They borrowed it from each other and the Greeks. The Roman's performed Etruscan religious rituals in their founding city. But, Greek religion greatly influenced Roman ideas about the gods.