Rome is located in Italy, which includes a peninsula islands in Southern Europe
Influence of Etruscan Sports
The myth of Romulus and Remus is about the founding of their city.
Influence of Greek Architecture
The Romans would very good builders because they learned a lot about building from Etruscan.
Influence of Greek art, writing, and Religion
Chariot races would be held and they would race their horses and try to win. These events would be very dangerous because you could hit other carts and break them and they would get hurt very bad.
The Romans borrowed and adapted ideas form the Greeks, as well and Etruscans. The Romans used Greek designs in their own publci buildings. The buildings had 3 sets of columns. The columns were Doric, Lonic, and Corinthian.
The Greeks worshiped a number of gods and goddesses. The Romans would not as interested in telling stories about the gods than the Greeks were.