Geography and Development of Ancient Rome

Geography and Development of Ancient Rome

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  • Geography and location of Rome
  • Myth of Romulus and Remus 
  • Influence of Etruscan and Engineering
  • Rome was found in a place where seven mountains were overlooking the Tigris river. Latin tribe built the village that eventually became Rome.
  • Influence of Etruscan Sports
  • The myth of Romulus and Remus is about a king having two sons named Romulus and Remus. Someone planed to capture them one night and send them far away. So that night they took Romulus and Remus, put them in a basket and sent them away. Well lucky for Romulus they got stuck on a branch, and started to cry. A wolf was near by and was not happy with them crying so the wolf so kindly saved Romulus and Remus. The wolf raised them but a man found them and took them back to where they belong.
  • Influence of Greek Architecture
  • The Romans became excellent builders because they learned many techniques about engineering, or the science of building, from the Etruscan's. One of the Engineering the Greeks did were arches in doorways. The Romans used Greek designs in their own public buildings.
  • Greek influence of writing, art, and religion
  • Romans also adapted two bloody Etruscan sporting events. Etruscan spectators also enjoyed watching chariot races. The charioteers, or drivers, were strapped to their chariots and if a chariot overturned, they could be dragged under the chariot's wheels or trampled by the horses.
  • One of the types of architecture is columns. One of the most famous Greek architecture is the Parthenon.  Temples like the Parthenon had stately columns that added to their beauty.
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