Rome is located on Italy, a peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea. It is surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, and the Tyrrhenian Sea. The land is very mountainous, and Rome is located on the Tiber River.
Romulus and Remus were the founders of Rome according to the myth. They were supposedly drowned at a young age but survived. They were raised by a wolf until someone found them and took them to the one who drowned them, their uncle. They took over the city and made improvements.
The Romans adapted the arch and the cuniculus from the Etruscans. The arch rested on two pillars. They supported the half circle of wedge-shaped stones.
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The Romans also adapted slave fighting and chariot races. Two slaves would fight to the death and when one died the winner would be executed also. Chariot racing was popular and many people gathered to watch it.
The Romans adapted the columns from ancient Greece. There were Ionic, Doric, and Corinthian colmns.
They modified the Greek alphabet to make their own. They copied the technique of pottery from the Greeks also. They used the Greek gods but gave them different names and different myths.