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
  • Italy I say, Italy!!
  • I'm dead...
  • Influence of Etruscan Engineering 
  • Rome is located in Italy, which includes a peninsula and islands. The peninsula is shaped like a boot kicking a soccerball.  The toe of the boot is pointed twords the island of Sicily. 
  • Influence of Etruscan Sports
  • This picture represents the fight that the two  brothers had. They had this fight because one brother wanted to name the place Italy. The other brother wanted to name it something different. The brothers did not agree on the name so they had a fight. The brother that won named it Otaly. That is where the name italy came from. 
  • Influence of Greek Architecture
  • This picture represents Two important Etruscan structures the Romans adapted were the arch and the cuniculus. And 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 Greek Art, Religion, and Writing
  • Etruscan spectators also enjoyed watching chariot races. The charioteers, or drivers, were strapped to their chariots. If a chariot overturned, they could be dragged under the chariot's wheels or trampled by the horses. These fierce competitions often resulted in injury or death.
  • The Romans used Greek designs in their own public buildings.Eventually, they learned to use concrete to create even larger structures, such as the Pantheon in Rome.The Romans also used concrete to build huge stadiums like the Colosseum, where gladiators fought. The Circus Maximus, where people watched chariot races, could seat more than 200,000 spectators.
  • The Greek and Roman alphabets had many similarities. Like the Greeks, the Romans wrote in all capital letters. The Greeks carved important documents such as laws and treaties into bronze or stone plaques some of which were displayed in the public squares. The Romans also carved inscriptions in walls and columns for all to see.
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