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Etruscans and the Romans. Who is Lucius Tarquinius?, In 616 B.C., Lucius Tarquinius became the first Etruscan ruler of Rome, and his dynasty ruled Rome for more than 100 years What did the Etruscans teach the Latin’s how to use?

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Who is Lucius Tarquinius?,
  • In 616 B.C., Lucius Tarquinius became the first Etruscan ruler of Rome, and his dynasty ruled Rome for more than 100 years
  • What did the Etruscans teach the Latin’s how to use?
  • The Etruscans taught the Latin\'s how to use the arch in building bridges.
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The Etruscans also laid the foundations for Rome’s first sewer system.
  • The Etruscans drained the swamp at the foot of the Palatine which became Rome’s Forum, or the public square.
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What did the Romans borrow from the Etruscans?
  • The Romans borrowed the Etruscan alphabet and some Etruscan customs, including the gladiatorialgame
  • What did the Romans do to amuse themselves?
  • The Romans amused themselves by watching these games, which were fights between armed men, between men and animals, between women and dwarfs, and between animals.
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Another custom was the triumph, or the parade-like welcome given to a Roman hero returning from battle.
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In addition, the Romans borrowed Etruscan symbols of authority.
  • What was one of the symbols adopted by the Romans?
  • One of these was the fasces, or a bundle of rods bound around an ax that became the symbol of a Roman ruler\'s power.
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The Etruscans built the first temple on the Capitoline; today, it is the center of Rome’s municipal, or city, government.
  • The Romans founded their cities according to a ritual borrowed from the Etruscans.
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Priests marked where the two main streets would meet and marked it with a stone
  • What was important about where the two streets met?
  • The Romans believed the place where the two streets met was the mundus, or the meeting point for the worlds of the living and the dead.
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