Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

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  • The Location and Geography of Rome
  • Did you know that the Italian peninsula is shaped like a boot?
  • The Myth of Romulus and Remus
  • Etruscan Influence
  • Look at this beautiful structure!  The Romans adapted these arch entryways from the Etruscans.
  • Rome is a city located on the Italian peninsula and is very mountainous.  One of Rome’s borders is the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Etruscan Sports
  • Romulus and Remus were two twin brothers who were supposed to drown in a river so their ucle could rule over Rome, but instead, their basket became stuck and a wolf found them and raised them as their own until a shepherd found them. The two brothers found their biological father and worked with him to take back their city.  Romulus ruled and named the city Rome after settling a dispute by killing Remus.
  • Greek Architectural Influence
  • Guess you should've brought your scarf! Here's an extra. Did you know that historians believe that the scarf originated from ancient Rome.
  • The Etruscans developed the arch and the cuniculus, which the Romans adapted and started using.  Eventually, the Romans learned to build with cement and built bridges, stadiums, and aqueducts to carry water over long distances.
  • Greek Religion Influence
  • Hi! I'm Jupiter, the Roman version of you!
  • The Romans adapted chariot races and slave fighting from the Etruscans.  They were  entertained by slaves fighting as gladiators and watching deadly 4-horse races.
  • The Greeks were known for their columns and the Romans used columns in their own buildings.  The Romans soon learned to build from concrete and created even bigger structures, the Pantheon in Rome, for example.
  • Brrrrr... I'm cold.
  • The Greeks had a huge influence on religion for the Ancient Romans.  Actually, the Romans had very similar gods, but they just gave them Roman names. For example, Zeus=Jupiter.
  • Hi, I'm Zeus!
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