Rome

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  • Geography and Location of Rome
  • Myth of Romulus and Remus
  • Influence of Etruscan Engineering
  • Before 1,000 B.C.E. the Latins were the first ones to find Rome.  In 700 B.C.E. the Latins built a village that soon became Rome. 
  • Influence of Etruscan Sports
  • Two brothers, name Romulus and Remus, were almost killed in the Tiber river by their uncle until they were saved by a wolf. Later in their life they built a village near the Tiber river. They ended up fighting for who would rule the village and who would name it. Romulus killed his brother and was the ruler of ¨Rome¨ until he died.
  • Influence of Greek Architecture
  • The Romans became excellent builders from learning from the Etruscans.  They taught them how to make arches and taught them how to make underground shafts. 
  • Influence of Greek Art, Religion, and Writing
  • The Romans learned dangerous games from the Etruscans. One was when slaves fought each other when their masters died. They would fight until one of them died, then the living one would be executed. Another game was a chariot race, but the person riding was strapped to the chariot and they could be dragged by the horses, or trampled by them. 
  • The Romans got their architecture ideas from the Greeks. They used columns in their own public buildings. They learned to use concrete for stronger, larger buildings. 
  • The Romans monuments were constructed using Greek techniques. The Romans used black paint on red clay like the Greeks. They enjoyed the idea of perfect humans in their work.  They had religious rituals and sacrifices. They also worshiped a number of gods and goddesses. The early Romans had their own gods and rituals, but their ideas about the gods evolved as they interacted with other cultures. They took the Etruscan alphabet and changed it into their own alphabet. They both wrote in capital letters. 
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