The Geography and Early Development of Rome

The Geography and Early Development of Rome

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  •  The Location and Geography of Rome
  • The Myth of Romulus and Remus
  • The Etruscan Influence of Engineering on the Romans
  • Rome is in Italy, on the west side, they are also a Pinsella, that stretches into the Mediterranean sea.
  • the Etruscan Influence of Sports on the Romans
  • A princess gave birth to twins. Their names were Romulus and Remus but their uncle did not like them so he sent his men to kidnap them and drown them. But a she-wolf found them and she raised them as her own. Then they grew up and got found by an old man and then they found out they were royalty and that they need to take over the throne, but only one could so they fought to the death and Romulus won the battle.
  •  The Greek Influence of Architecture on the Roman Civilization
  • The Romans became excellent builders, but they got their building skills from the Etruscans. 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. They also built an underground trench called the cuniculus. The Romans adapted both of these structures and, in time, became even better engineers than the Etruscans.
  • the Greek Influence of Writing, Art, and Religion on the Romans
  • Romans also adapted two bloody Etruscan sporting events. The first was slave fighting. The Etruscan custom was to stage slave fights during funerals. Two slaves of the dead master fought to the death with swords and small shields. After being congratulated, the winner was executed.
  • The Romans also adapted/copycatted ideas from the greeks. For example, the Romans used Greek collomns in their own public buildings.
  • The Romans used the same alphabet as the greeks. Both the Etruscans and the Romans admired Greek pottery, painting, and sculpture. The Romans acquired some Greek ideas from Etruscan art and borrowed others directly from the Greeks. The religion of the Romans was a blend of many influences. For example, they followed Etruscan religious rituals in founding their cities. However, it was Greek religion that especially influenced Roman ideas about the gods.
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