Ch. 7: The Geography of Ancient Rome

Ch. 7: The Geography of Ancient Rome

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  • Geography of Ancient Rome
  • Ancient Rome was located on the Italian Peninsula. Which means that it was also surrounded by water on 3 sides. Also, it was bordered by a mountain range to the north.
  • The Myth of Romulus and Remus
  • The myth of Romulus and Remus is that they were the sons of Mars and that their uncle wanted them dead so that he could bee the king of Rome. But, the brothers survived and were raised by wolves. Then the brothers argued over what to name the city and ended fighting like wild animals. Finally, Remus was killed by Romulus abnd so the city was named Rome.
  • Etruscan Engineering Influence
  • Two important Etruscan structures the Romans adapted were the arch and the cunniculus. Arches rested on two pillars, which supported a half-circle of  wedge-shaped stones. A keystone in the center held the other stones of the arch tightly in place.
  • Etruscan Sports Influence
  • Romans also adapted two bloody Etruscan sporting events. The first was slave fighting. After being congratulated, the winner was executed. Etruscan spectators also enjoyed watching chariot races. 
  • Greek Architecture Influence
  • Greek Writing, Art, or Religion Influence
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