ANCIENT ROME. ROME’S BEGINNINGS. The Capitoline Wolf sculpture depicts a she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus, Rome\'s legendary founders. Now a symbol of Rome. Legends.
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The Capitoline Wolf sculpture depicts a she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus, Rome\'s legendary founders. Now a symbol of Rome.
Much of Rome’s early history comes from legends. The legends may not be totally accurate but are useful in giving the qualities and values the early Romans admired.
Founder of Rome in 753 BCE
First of seven kings
Started Rome’s first army and government
Rome’s second king
Brought peace to Rome
Founded Rome’s religion
Rome’s powerful neighbors to the north from Etruria
Were wealthy traders
Controlled Rome from 575 – 509 BCE
Gave the Romans their alphabet and the “arch”
Rome becomes a walled city with paved roads
Built Circus Maximus, Temple of Jupiter, Cloaca Maxima
Seventh and last king
Was cruel and terrorized his people
Ignored the Senate
509 BCE Romans rebel and send him into exile
2)Rome’s climate is a Mediterranean climate with summers being hot and dry and winters being wet and mild
3) known as Latins, spoke Latin, were herders and farmers, harvested wheat, grapes, and olives
4) Etruscan city-states were to the north of Rome and south of Rome were Greek colonies
On Tiber River – transportation route, resources
15 miles from the sea – safe from others’ navies and storms
Center of Italy – could easily get to other places in Italy and in the Mediterranean
Mare Nostrum means “our sea” – eventually Rome controls all of the lands around the Mediterranean Sea