The Geography and Early Development of Rome
Updated: 12/11/2020
The Geography and Early Development of Rome

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  • Location and Geography of Rome
  • Myth of Romulus and Remus
  • Etruscan Influence of Engineering
  • Rome is located in Italy on a peninsula. Rome is shaped just like a boot. The "boot" stretches into the Mediterranean Sea.
  • The Etruscan Influence of Sports
  • Romulus and Remus where kidnapped from their own homes when they were just babies. The two brothers where put in the river and a wolf rescued them. The wolves raised them until a sheperd seen the odd behavior. The sheperds took the two boys. Later on the boys founded a city and fought on which it was to be named after. Romulus killed Remus and named the city "Rome"
  • Greek Influence of Architecture
  • Romans learned many building techniques from the Estrucans. Two important techinques the Romans adapted were the arch and cuniculus. The arches rested on two pillars. A keystone held everything else in place. The cuniculus was a long underground trench connected by vertical shafts. By adapting some of this techniques, the Romans became better builders than the Estrucans.
  • Greek Influence on Roman Religion
  • Romans adapted two bloody sports. There would be staged slave fights during fubnerals. How this worked is that the dead master would have two slaves and they choose the two strongest slaves. The winner would be killed anyways so its kinda a win-loose situation. Estrucans also enjoyed watching chariot races. They were straped to their chariots and could be strangled to death
  • The Romans borrowed ideas from the Greeks and Estrucan archetiecture. Romans used Greek buildig ideas in their own public buildings. Romans learned how to use concrete. Using concrete helped the Romans make bigger and better structures.
  • The Romans religions is a mix of few different other religions. Romans took after the belief of the Greek gods and godesses. The Estruscan influence that they had on the Romans where the practice of their rituals.
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