Geography and development of Ancient Rome

Geography and development of Ancient Rome

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  • Geography and location of Rome
  • Myth of Romulus and Remus
  • Influence of Etruscan Engineering
  • The Etruscans had come to control Etruria, a land just north of the Palatine, by about 800 B.C.E..The Etruscans had come to control Etruria, a land just north of the Palatine, by about 800 B.C.E.Rome is located in Italy, which includes a peninsula and islands in southern Europe.
  • Influence of Etruscan sports
  • Romans also discovered Greek ways from traders and the many Greeks who came to Rome.Eventually, the village of thatched huts developed into a mighty city that spread over seven hills.
  • Influence of greek Architecture
  • Etruscan arches rested on two pillars, which supported a half-circle of wedge-shaped stones. Etruscan used these trenches to irrigate land, to drain swamps, and to distribute water to their cities.
  • Influence of greek Art,Religion,and writing
  • These Etruscan sports gained popularity in Rome. In Roman stadiums, thousands of slaves died fighting as gladiators,professionally trained fighters who battled either each other or wild animals. 
  • The Romans also used concrete to build huge stadiums like the Colosseum, where gladiators fought. The Romans borrowed and adapted ideas from the Greeks, as well as the Etruscans.
  • Both the Etruscan and the Romans admired Greek pottery, painting, and sculpture.Greek pottery was valued throughout the Mediterranean world for its usefulness and beauty.Wealthy Romans often collected Greek art and built monuments in a Greek style.
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