Rome is located on the Tiber River. Etruria and Greece surrounded Rome. Rome is also very mountainous.
Etruscan Sport Influences on Rome
Romulus and Remus were found by a wolf. The boys were found by a Shepard. Romulus went on to rule Rome after killing his brother.
Greek Influence On Architecture
The Romans got the idea of the archway from he Etruscan's. This is the same place that the idea of the cuniculus came from.
Greek Influeces On Culture
Along with architectural ideas, the Romans got the idea of slave fighting from the Etruscan's. This was later changed to Gladiator fighting. These warriors fought to the death.
Romans adapted Greek architecture. They even borrowed the idea of the amphitheater into the Colosseum. The most famous adaptation is the Greek style columns.
The Romans write in all caps just like the Greeks. The Greeks influenced the Romans in art so much that their art is sometimes called Greco-Roman. Romans also like their predecessors, worshiped many gods.