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  • Geography and Location of Rome
  • 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.
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