Rome

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  • Geography and Location of Rome
  • Myth of Romulus and Remus
  • Etruscan Influence of engineering on the Romans
  • Rome is located in Italy, which includes a peninsula and islands in southern Europe. There are 7 hills around the River with villages on them.
  • Etruscan Influence of Sports on the Romans
  • The Romans had a myth about the founding of their city, the story explains, a princess gave birth to twins, Romulus and Remus. The king was afraid the twins would grow up to take his thrown, so he ordered his men to drown them in the Tiber River, but before they drowned a wolf saved them.
  • Greek Influence of Architecture on the Roman Civilization
  • Two important Etruscan structures the Romans adapted were the arch and the cuniculus. Etruscan arches rested on two pillars. A cuniculus was a long underground trench connected by vertical shafts to the ground above.
  • Greek Influence of Writing, Art, and Religion on the Romans
  • Romans also adapted two bloody Etruscan sporting events. The first one 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 inner was executed.
  • Greek architecture was one important influence on the Romans. The Greeks constructed marble temples as homes for their gods. The Romans also used concrete to build huge stadiums like the Colosseum., where gladiators fought.
  • The Greek alphabet was adopted and then changed by the Etruscans. 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. The Greeks worshipped a number of gods and goddesses who governed every part of Greek life. 
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