Geography and Development of Rome

Geography and Development of Rome

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  • Geography and Location of Rome
  • Myth of Romulus and Remus
  • Influence of Etruscan Engineering.
  • Over the years, many have attempted to discover the truth about the founding of Rome. Although no one really knows who the first king of Rome was, historians do know that the first people to live in the area that became Rome were the Latins. The Latins were one of several groups who had invaded Italy sometime before 1000 B.C.E.
  • Influence of Etruscan Sports
  • The story of Romulus and Remus starts off with Mars, the god of war. The king sent his wife to the temple of Mars. Hid plan backfired with Mars impregnating his wife and the wife bears two sons. The king sends two people to throw the kids into the tiger river to drown them. They don´t drown though and are instead found my a mother wolf, who´s motherly instincts kick in and she takes them as her own.  Fast forward a few years and the brothers fight over the name of their new village their fight ends up with Remus dead and Romulus naming the city Rome
  • Influence of Greek Architecture
  • The Romans became excellent builders because of the Etruscan's techniques for building and engineering, they used the Etruscan arch
  • Influence of Greek Art, Religion, and Writing
  • The charioteers, or drivers, were strapped to their chariots. If a chariot flipped over, they could be thrown under the chariot wheels or trampled by the horses. These types of things could result in serious injury or even death.
  • 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.
  • The Romans gods were very similar to the Greeks, in fact they were the exactly the same the only difference was that the Romans renamed them Zeus was renamed Jupiter, and Poseidon was renamed Neptune. Among renaming other Greek gods and goddesses.
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