Rome is located in Italy on a peninsula in southern Europe. It is bordered by Etruria and is close to Greece.
Myth of Romulus and Remus
The twin sons, Romulus and Remus, were born from a princess and kidnapped by two men and were raised by wolves. They created Ancient Rome, but got in a huge argument about what it would be named. Romulus ended up murdering Remus and named the city Rome.
Influence of Etruscan Engineering
Romans were influenced by the Etruscan when it came to the arch and cuniculus. The arches rested on two pillars in a curved shape. A cuniculus is a long underground trench that they used to irrigate land.
Influence of Etruscan Sports
Influence of Greek Architecture
Influence of Greek Art, Writing, and Religion
The Romans copied the Greek's style of pottery. Like the Greeks, the Romans wrote in all capital letters. The Romans had the same Gods as the Greeks with different names.
For example, this is Athena (Greeks) or Minerva (Romans)
The Romans adopted two sporting events from the Etruscans. Slave fighting at funerals and chariot racing, both were brutal and bloody.
The Romans built the Colosseum because of the Greek's influence. They also built the Circus Maximus where people watched chariot races, because of the Greeks.