Geography and Development of Ancient Rome

Geography and Development of Ancient Rome

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  • Geography and Location of Rome
  • Myth of Romulus and Remus
  • Influence of Etruscan Engineering
  • The Latins built Rome on the Palatin, which is a hill. These hills are supposed to represent this idea.
  • Influence of Etruscan Sports
  • A princess and Mars, the Roman god of war, had two sons, who they named Romulus and Remus. Afraid they would kill him to take the throne, the king ordered his men to throw Romulus and Remus into the Tiber River. The two babies were found and raised by a wolf. Sometime later, they decided to build a city on the river. This city became Rome.
  • Influence of Greek Architecture
  • Etruscans settled just north of Rome. Two of their creations, arches and cuniculi, greatly influenced Roman engineering. The Romans used cuniculi for water systems, and even made their own creations using arches.
  • Influence of Greek Art, Religion, and Writing
  • This is a picture of a chariot race, one of the sporting events that the Romans adapted from the Etruscans.
  • The temple on the right has columns. These were originally made by the Greeks in three different styles. The Romans used these to add creativity to their creations.
  • Roman writing is actually an altered version of Etruscan writing, which is upgraded Greek writing.
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