The Geography and Early Development of Rome

The Geography and Early Development of Rome

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  • Location and Geography of Rome
  • Myth of Romulus and Remus
  • Etruscan Influence on Roman Engineering
  • Rome is located on a peninsula in central Europe. Rome is in a very mountainous area
  • Etruscan Influence on Roman Sports
  • A princess gave birth to two sons named Romulus and Remus and their father was Mars, the god of war. The princess's uncle, the king, tried to drown the two babies in the Tiber River, but a wolf saved them. Romulus killed his brother so he would be able to rule the settlement they decided to build.
  • Greek Influence on Architecture in Roman Civilization
  • Etruscan influence on the Romans brought the Romans archways and a cuniculus. The Romans used archways in many of the public places, including the Colosseum, and used the cuniculus to plumb the whole of Rome.
  • Greek Influence on Roman Writing, Art, and Religion
  • The Roman Gods Jupiter Juno Neptune MInerva Mars Venus Apollo Diana Vulcan Vesta Mercury Ceres
  • Etruscan influence on Roman sports is present because Romans have gained the custom of having two slaves of a dead master fight at his funeral to the death. Many Romans enjoy watching chariot races that the Etruscan spectators also enjoyed.
  • Greek influence on Roman architecture is shown by the great temples that were constructed for the gods and the great stately columns that are present in most Roman temples. Many other Greek designs are present in public buildings in Rome.
  • Both Romans and Greeks had very similar alphabets, and they would carve important documents into walls and columns. Romans enjoyed Greek sculptures and pottery, so they recreated sculptures and some of their own.  Romans took on many of the Greek gods and goddesses, but they gave them Roman names.
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