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
  • Etruscan Influences of Engineering on Rome
  • Rome was founded on a peninsula, which is a piece of land surrounded on three sides by water, that cuts into one part of the Mediterranean Sea. Rome was founded on a hill that was on the side of the Tiber River. 
  • Etruscan Influences of Sports on Rome
  • Romulus and Remus' uncle tried to kill them by drowning them in a river, but they survived and a wolf found them and took them in. After a while a farmer heard the babies crying and took them to his home. The king, which was their grandfather, sent out a search party for the boys. Once they were founf and brought back the boys fought for the right to rule the kingdom. Romulus ended up winning the battle and killing his brother.
  • Greek Influence of Architecture on Rome
  • The Romans became wonderful builders by learning thing from the Etruscan's. There was two main things they learned from them, how to build arches and cuniculus. Most of the Roman buildings that are still standing have at least one of theses two features.
  • Greek Influence of Religion on Rome
  • Sports were very important to the Romans. They build one specific building to hold all their sporting events in, this was called the Coliseum. Some of the events they had were chariot races, slave fighting, and navel battles.
  • The Greeks also had many influences on Rome. Greek columns were one of the most important pieces of architecture that Rome used. They eventually started making their bigger and more important buildings out of cement.
  • The Romans used many of the Greek practices in their religion. They worshiped many different gods and goddesses. Most of their gods and goddesses were the same as the Greeks just with different names. For example Zeus' name in Rome was Jupiter.
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