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Bell Ringer/ Introduction. If you were founding a new city, what natural features would influence your choice of a building site? Write your answer on your on paper. Use complete sentence or short answer/list form. Be Prepared to discuss your answer . Turn to Page 263 in your textbook.

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bell ringer introduction
Bell Ringer/ Introduction
  • If you were founding a new city, what natural features would influence your choice of a building site?
  • Write your answer on your on paper. Use complete sentence or short answer/list form. Be Prepared to discuss your answer.
  • Turn to Page 263 in your textbook
key features
Key features:

Mountains:

Alps: Across the top of the boot

Appennines: Runs from north to south

River

Tiber

affects of geography
Affects of Geography
  • Tiber River:
  • Rome located 15 miles upriver from the Mediterranean Sea
  • Gave Romans a source of water
  • Easy access to Mediterranean Sea
  • Still far enough away from sea to escape raid by pirates
  • Mountains:
  • Rome built on seven hills
  • Easy to defend from attack
  • Located in a place where people could cross the river
  • Became key stopping point for people traveling North and South or by ship into the Mediterranean
comparing contrasting
Comparing & Contrasting

Greece

Italy

Mountains less rugged

Large flat plains of better farmland allowed more people to settle in Italy than Greece

  • Mountains more rugged
  • Difficulty crossing caused the development of isolated communities
origins of rome
Origins of Rome
  • Romulus & Remus
  • Brothers who were abandoned in the wilderness
  • Found in the Tiber River and raised by a wolf.
  • Founded the city of Rome
  • Romulus would be the first king of Rome
the aeneid
The Aeneid
  • Epic poem: Story of Aeneas
  • Trojan hero who sailed to the mouth of the Tiber river
  • Through marriage & warfare he would unite the locals known as Latins with his Trojan warriors.
  • Became known as “father “ of the Romans
origins of rome1
Origins of Rome
  • Historians are not exactly sure of how Rome began
  • It is believed the Latins of Latium banded together for protection
  • It was these communities that became Rome
  • The Greeks and Etruscans played a role in shaping Roman civilization
comparison chart page 264 early influences
Comparison Chart (Page 264: Early Influences)

Greek Contributions

Etruscan Contributions

How did they come to the area of Rome? When?

exit slip
Exit Slip
  • Answer the question on your own paper and hand it to me on your way out.
  • How did Rome’s Geography help the Romans prosper?
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