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  • Location and geography of Rome
  • Myth of Romulus and Remus
  • Etruscan influence of engineering on the Romans
  • The historic city of Rome is located in the central-western part of the Italian Peninsula. On the banks of the Tiber River in the Lazio region of Italy. 
  • Etruscan influence of sports on the Romans
  • Numitor had been deposed by his younger brother Amulius, who forced Rhea to become one of the Vestal Virgins (and thereby vow chastity) in order to prevent her from giving birth to potential claimants to the throne. Nevertheless, Rhea bore the twins Romulus and Remus, fathered by the war god Mars.
  • Greek influence of architecture on the Roman civilization
  • The Romans became excellent builders because they learned many techniques about engineering, or the science of building, from the Etruscans. Two important Etruscan structures the Romans adapted were the arch and the cuniculus.
  • Greek influence of writing, art, and religion on the Romans
  • The first was slave fighting. 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.Romans also adapted two bloody Etruscan sporting events. These Etruscan sports gained popularity in Rome.
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  • The Romans borrowed and adapted ideas from the Greeks, as well as the Etruscans. Greek architecture was one important influence on the Romans. A big part of the Greek architecture was the Greek columns.
  •     Sometimes, the Greek influence on Roman culture was indirect.For example, the Greek alphabet was adopted and then changed by the Etruscans. The Romans then borrowed and altered the Etruscan alphabet.The Greek influence on Roman painting and sculpture was so great that historians speak of “Greco-Roman art.” Wealthy Romans often collected Greek art and built monuments in a Greek style.Roman sculptors and painters used Greek art as models for their own work.The religion of the Romans was a blend of many influences. For example, they followed Etruscan religious rituals in founding their cities. However, it was Greek religion that especially influenced Roman ideas about the gods.
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