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  • Location and Geography of Rome
  • As you see behind me we live on a peninsula that's why there is a sea.
  • Myth of Romulus and Remus
  • Etruscan influence of engineering on the Romans
  •      "The Roman civilization flourished from about 700 B.C.E. to about 476 C.E." "It began in the ancient city of Rome. Rome is located in Italy, which includes a peninsula and islands in southern Europe." (
  • Etruscan influence on sports on the Romans
  • "Long ago, the story explains, a princess gave birth to twin sons, Romulus and Remus. The boys' father was Mars, the Roman god of war. The princess's uncle—the king—was afraid the boys would grow up to take his throne, so he ordered his men to drown them in the Tiber (TIE-bur) River. However, before the twins drowned, a wolf rescued them." "When Romulus and Remus grew up, they decided to construct a town on the banks of the Tiber River where the wolf had found and saved them. However, in a quarrel over who would rule the new settlement, Romulus killed his brother."(
  • Greek influence of architecture on the Romans
  • "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. A cuniculus was a long underground trench connected by vertical shafts to the ground above. Etruscans used these trenches to irrigate land, to drain swamps, and to distribute water to their cities."(
  • The Greek influence of writing, art, and religion on the Romans
  • Romans also adapted two bloody Etruscan sporting events. The first was slave fighting. The Etruscan custom was to stage slave fights during funerals. Two slaves of the dead master fought to the death with swords and small shields. After being congratulated, the winner was executed.(
  • 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 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.(
  • Greek pottery was valued throughout the Mediterranean world for its usefulness and beauty. Greek potters created large clay vessels for storing food, water, and wine. They often painted black figures on the red clay. Some of their designs showed pictures of gods and heroes, while others illustrated people in their daily lives. The Romans eagerly brought the work of Greek potters into their homes. Roman artists imitated the technique, but developed their own style. The Greek influence on Roman painting and sculpture was so great that historians speak of “Greco-Roman art.” Wealthy Romans often collected Greek art and built monuments in a Greek style.Roman sculptors and painters used Greek art as models for their own work.(
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