The geography and early development of Rome

The geography and early development of Rome

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  • The location and geography of rome
  • the myth of Romulus and Remus
  •  the Etruscan influence of engineering on the Romans
  •  Rome is located in Italy, which adds a peninsula and islands in southern Europe. The Italian peninsula is shaped like a boot that meets into the Mediterranean Sea with the toe of the boot-shaped piece of land pointed toward the island of Sicily. it is also surrounded by lots of rivers and mountains.
  • the Etruscan influence of sports on the Romans
  • The myth of Romulus and Remus is about the king which is the princess's uncle that had the twins he was afraid when the boys got older they would take his throne so he wanted to drown them when they were just babies to prevent that but they were saved by a wolf. when they got older they decided to build a town on the banks of the Tiber river where they got saved by the wolf when they were younger, however, Romulus wanted it all by himself so he kill Remus and then named the city Rome
  • the Greek influence of architecture on the Roman civilization
  • The Romans became advanced builders because they learned countless strategies about engineering, or the science of building, from the Etruscans. Two necessary Etruscan structures the Romans adapted were the arch and the cuniculus.Etruscan arches rested on two pillars, which supported a half circle of wedge shaped stones. A keystone in the middle held the other stones of the arch tightly in place. 
  • the Greek influence of writing, art, and religion on the Romans
  • Romans additionally adapted two bloody Etruscan sporting events. The first was slave fighting. The Etruscan customs to stage slave fights during funerals. Two slaves of the dead master fought to the death with swords and small shields. After celebrating their triumph, the winner was executed.
  • The Romans borrowed and adapted ideas from the Greeks, moreover the Etruscans. Greek architecture was one necessary influence on the Romans. The Greeks designed marble temples as homes for their gods. Temples like the Parthenon had stately columns that included to their beauty.
  • The greek and roman writing had many similarities as they both wrote in all capital letters. The Greek influence on Roman painting/ sculpture was so great that historians speak of Greco Roman art.” Wealthy Romans collected Greek art and built monuments in a Greek-style.
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