Unknown Story
Updated: 12/10/2020
Unknown Story

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  • geography of Rome
  • myth of Romulus and Remus
  • Etruscan influence of engineering
  • 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.
  • columns
  • 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.