Social Studies:Rome

Social Studies:Rome

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  • The Romans lived on the Italian Peninsula.  Rome was surrounded by water and mountains.  The terrain was rocky.
  • I rescued the two boys, Romulus and Remus, from the river after their uncle tried to drown them.  I then raised them and they over threw their uncle
  • In a fight to decide the name, I killed Remus and named my land Rome
  • The Romans adopted the Etruscan ideas of the arch and the cuniculus.  The Romans added a key stone, a stone that holds the pressure of the arch, to the arch.  They also used the cuniculus as an irrigation system.
  • The Romans adopted the Etruscan idea of slave fighting.  They made the slaves fight each other and wild animals to entertain spectators.  They also adopted the idea of chariot racing
  • The Romans used columns in buildings such as The Colosseum and The Pantheon.  They also learned to use concrete to make larger buildings.
  • The Romans used Greek techniques to make pottery.  Wealthy Romans collected Greek art and made Greek style monuments.  Roman sculptors and painters used Greek art as an inspiration, but made their work more realistic.
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