They lived next to the Tiber river. There natural barrier was seven hills.
Etruscan influence of sports
Romulus and Remus were twins that were kidnapped and put into a river. A wolf found them and took care of them as her own.
Greek influence of architecture
Two important Etruscan structures the Romans borrowedwere the arch and the cuniculus.Etruscan arches rested on two pillars. The cuniculus was a long underground trench.
Greek influence of writing, art, and religion on the Romans
The first was slave fighting. The Etruscan custom was to stage slave fights during funerals. The Etruscans also enjoyed watching chariot races. The drivers, or charioteers, were strapped to their chariots.
The Romans used the Ionic, Doric, and Corinthian columns. The Greeks also design, columns, friezes, and pediments, usually decorated with sculpture in relief.
The Greeks made important contributions to philosophy, mathematics, astronomy, and medicine.Literature and theater was an important aspect of Greek culture and influenced modern drama.