The Geography and Early Development of Rome

The Geography and Early Development of Rome

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  • The Location and Geography of Rome
  • Myth of Romulus and Remus
  • Etruscan Influence of Engineering on the Romans
  • Rome is located in what is now called Italy. Rome is also located on the Tiber River about 15 miles inland from the Mediterranean Sea. Rome's location on the Italian Peninsula brought it in contact with two neighboring groups.
  • Etruscan Influence of Sports on the Romans
  • The Romans have a myth and that myth is a princess who gave birth to twin sons, Romulus and Remus. The princess's uncle( the king) was afraid the boys would grow up to take his throne, so he ordered his men to drown them in the Tiber River. Before the twins drowned there was a wolf that grabbed them and raised them as her own.
  • Greek Influence of Architecture on the Roman Civilization
  • The Romans became good builders because they copied off the greeks. Etruscan arches are rested on two pillars just like the Greeks had made them. The Etruscans have a keystone in the center held.
  • Greek Influence of Writing, Art, and Religion on the Romans
  • Romans adopted two bloody Etruscan sporting events from the Greeks. One was slaves fighting and the other one was chariot races. In Roman stadiums, thousands of slaves died fighting as gladiators. Gladiators are professionally trained fighters who battled either each other or wild animals
  • In addition to literature, drama, and music the Greeks were also instrumental in influencing Roman architecture and art. Relying heavily upon Greek models, the Romans often constructed buildings and houses that implemented Greek styles. The adaptation of Greek architecture permitted the Romans to create public spaces like large temples, stadiums, and public baths.
  • Writing= Sometimes, the Greek influence on Roman culture was indirect. For example, the Greek alphabet was adopted and then changed. The Greek and Roman alphabets had many similarities. The Greeks carved important documents.Art= Some of their designs showed pictures of gods and heroes. Others illustrated people in their daily lives.Religion= The early Romans had their own gods and rituals. And their ideas about the gods evolved as they interacted with other cultures.
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