The Geography and Early Development of Rome.

The Geography and Early Development of Rome.

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  • The Location and Geography of Rome
  • Romulus and Remus´s story
  • Etruscan influence of engineering on the Romans
  • The Romans lived on a hill that they turned into a village in 700 B.C.E. A Latin tribe built their village hill around the Tigris River, next to 6 other hills so there were 7 in  total. The first people to live there that became Rome  was the Latins.
  • Etruscan influence of sports on the Romans
  • A princess had twins, and her uncle the king was afraid the boys would grow up to take his throne. So he sent his men to drown the boys in the Tigris River. When they woke they started crying, and a wolf came saved them and rescued them. After they grew up the decided to build a town along the Tigris river, and to figure out who got to rule the twins faught until the other died. Romulus won and named the town Rome.
  • Greek influence of architecture on the Roman civilization 
  • One of the Etruscan structures they adapted was arches called cuniculus. The arches rested on two pillars, which supported a half-circle of wedge shaped stones. There was a big stone in the middle called the keystone, and it was to help hold and keep up all the other stones in their places and all packed together.
  • Greek influence of writing, art, and religion on the Romans 
  • After the slave's master died, they would fight to death. After celebrating the winner, the winner would get executed. Another big one they had was chariot racing, and they were strapped to the chariot, so if it tuned over the men could be dragged, or trampled by horses. 
  • The Greeks influenced the Roman culture a lot. They Romans adapted their alphabet and wrote in all caps. They also took their gods and just gave them Roman names. And they used Greek Coloumns along with other structures.
  • They changed some letters in the Greek alphabet, to look like their own, and still wrote in all capital letters, and took the Greek gods, and their religious practices  and beliefs.
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