Updated: 12/9/2020

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  • Location an Geography
  • Myth of Romulus and Remus
  • Etruscan Engineering
  • Rome is located in Italy, which includes a peninsula and islands in southern Europe. The Italian peninsula is shaped a lot like a boot and reaches into the Mediterranean Sea with its toe pointed toward the island of Sicily.
  • Etruscan Sports
  • Romulus and Remus were two abandoned brothers who got warmth by a wolf to survive. When they got older, they wanted to create their own city. The brothers didn't agree with each other and Romulus killed Remus and made the city called Rome.
  • Greek Architecture
  • The Romans used Etruscan arches to buildbridges, stadiums, and aqueducts. They adoptedthe cuniculus from the Etruscans and used it toirrigate land, drain swamps, and carry water to their fields.
  • Greek Culture
  • Romans enjoyed watching the dangerousEtruscan sport of chariot racing. Slave fightingwas also adapted from the Etruscans. SomeRoman slaves that fought against each other or animals were called gladiators.
  • The Romans used Greek columns anddesigns to add to the beauty of theirbuildings. They constructed buildingsthat resembled Greek temples andused concrete to create even largerstructures, such as the Pantheon.
  • Roman religion was highly influencedby Greek religion. The Romans adaptedGreek gods as their own, but gave themRoman names. The Romans were moreconcerned with following the correctrituals than with stories about their gods.