The Etruscan had come to control Etruria, a land just north of the Palatine, by about 800 B.C.E. It is uncertain where they originally came from. They built some city-states and conquered others.
sports on the Romans
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. However, in a quarrel over who would rule the new settlement, Romulus killed his brother. He became king of the city, which he named Rome.
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.
influence of writing, art, and religion
Historians have long known that boxing was popular in the Roman Empire. Boxing was a sport at the ancient Greek Olympics, and continued as a festival activity under the Roman Empire.
The Romans used Greek designs like columns in their own public buildings. In time, they learned to use concrete to make even larger structures, such as the Pantheon in Rome.
Romans copied the Greek technique for making pottery. Wealthy Romans collected Greek art and built monuments in the Greek style. Roman sculptors and painters used Greek art as a model, but their figures were more realistic.