Geography and Development of Ancient Rome

Geography and Development of Ancient Rome
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  •  Geography and Location of Rome
  • Myth of Romulus and Remus
  • Influence of Etruscan Engineering
  • Rome is located in Italy, which includes a peninsula and islands in southern Europe.
  • Influence of Etruscan Sports
  • The Romans have a myth about the founding of their city. Long ago, the story explains, a princess gave birth to twin sons, Romulus and Remus.
  • Influence of Greek Architecture
  • Etruscan arches rested on two pillars, which supported a half-circle of wedge-shaped stones. A keystone in the center held the other stones of the arch tightly in place.
  • Influence of Greek Art,Religion, and writing
  • These Etruscan sports gained popularity in Rome. Etruscan spectators also enjoyed watching chariot races.
  • The Romans used Greek designs in their own public buildings.Eventually, they learned to use concrete to create even larger structures, such as the Pantheon in Rome.
  • The Greeks worshipped a number of gods and goddesses who governed every part of Greek life. 
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