Two mountain ranges, the Alps and the Apennines, helped to protect Rome from invasion. The volcanic soil was fertile which meant there was plenty of vegetation.
Romulus and Remus fought eachother over the name of a new founded land. It got physical. Remus killed Romulus, so Remus named Rome after Romulus.
Two important Etruscan structures the Romans adapted were the arch and the cuniculus. The Romans adapted both of these structures and, in time, became even better engineers than the Etruscans. They used arches to build huge public works, including bridges, stadiums, and aqueducts to carry water over long distances.
Writing, Art, and Religion
Romans adapted two bloody Etruscan sporting events. The first was slave fighting. Etruscan spectators also enjoyed watching chariot races.
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. The Romans also used concrete to build huge stadiums like the Colosseum, where gladiators fought.
The Romans adapted many of the Greek gods as their own, but they gave them Roman names. The Romans acquired some Greek ideas from Etruscan art and borrowed others directly from the Greeks. The Romans then borrowed and altered the Etruscan alphabet.