The Geography and Early Development of Rome
Updated: 12/8/2020
The Geography and Early Development of Rome

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  • The Location and Geography of Rome
  • The Myth of Romulus and Remus
  • The Etruscan Influence of Engineering on the Romans
  • Rome is located in Italy, which has a peninsula. The peninsula is shaped like a boot and reaches into the Mediterranean Sea with its toe which happens to be pointed toward the island of Sicily.
  • The Etruscan Influence of Sports on the Romans
  • A princess gave birth to twin sons, Romulus and Remus. The boys father was Mars, the Roman god of war. The princess's uncle, which was the king, was afraid the boys would grow up to take his throne, so he ordered his men to drown them in the Tiber River. But, before the twins drowned, a wolf rescued them.
  • The Greek Influence of Architecture on the Roman
  • The Romans were very good builders. Two important Etruscan structures the Romans had were the arch and the cuniculus. The arches rested on two pillars, which supported a half-circle of wedge-shaped stones. A keystone in the middle held the other stones of the arch in place.
  • The Greek influence of Writing, Art, and Religion on the Romans
  • Romans also adapted two bloody Etruscan sporting events.One on them was slave fighting. After that, two slaves of the dead master fought to the death with swords and shields. After that, the winner was executed.
  • The Romans borrowed some ideas from the Greeks and the Etruscan's. The Greeks made marble temples as homes for their gods. Like the Parthenon had columns that added to their beauty. The Romans also used Greek designs in their own public buildings.
  • In Greek writing The Greeks, the Romans wrote in all capital letters. The Romans also carved inscriptions in walls and columns for all to see. In the Art both the Etruscan's and the Romans admired Greek pottery, painting, and sculpture. In their religion For example, they followed Etruscan religious rituals in founding their cities.
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