Rome was located in a very strange place. They picked a place surrounded by mountains for hundreds of miles, and where they were always surrounded by some form of water (mostly undrinkable)
This story is probably what inspired the lion king. two brothers were separated from their families at birth by an evil uncle that wanted to rule. They were found by a wolf while floating down a river and raised by it. A man found them, they grew up at his house, they found their original dad, they planned revenge, they carried out the revenge, made Rome, had argument, one brother dies, other becomes king. This was used to show how rome came to be.
The Etruscan's made many great designs that the Romans thought were really great. So, they adopted the ideas and claimed it for themselves
The Romans also adopted a ton of different sports, such as slave fighting. This is because they thought it was fun and interesting.
Along with other things, they adopted pillars. Pillars we such things that were artistic and helped keep buildings up at the same time, Such as in the Colosseum, where it was used to keep one of the largest ancient structures ever held up
The Romans used many aspects of art that the Greeks did. the Romans usually just took Greek gods and gave them a different name that went with Roman culture