People believed that Romulus and Remus founded Rome
Influence of Etruscan Sports
The myth was that Romulus and Remus founded Rome they named it when Romulus killed Remus.
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. Two important Etruscan structures the Romans adapted were the arch and the cuniculus.
Influences of Greek art Writing and Religion
Romans also adapted two bloody Etruscan sporting events. The first was slave fighting. The Etruscan custom was to stage slave fights during funerals. Two slaves of the dead master fought to the death with swords and small shields. After being congratulated, the winner was executed.
The Romans borrowed and adapted ideas from the Greeks, as well as the Etruscans. Greek architecture was one important influence on the Romans. The Greeks constructed marble temples as homes for their gods. Temples like the Parthenon had stately columns that added to their beauty.
Both the Etruscans and the Romans admired Greek pottery, painting, and sculpture.The religion of the Romans was a blend of many influences. For example, they followed Etruscan religious rituals in founding their cities.