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Geography of Italy
Italian Peninsula is located in the Mediterranean Sea, Rome is in the center of Italy, This helped the expansion of Rome become easier
Geographic differences with Greece
Rome is not isolated by mountains, but instead Rome is settled in plains that were in supporting of growing population
Founding of Rome (myth)
to boys founded Rome, Romulus and Remus
Romulus & Remus
Romulus and Remus were two brothers who were abandoned by a jealous brother in a river bank, found by a wolf whom supposedly raised the two boys, and one day the boys were sighted by a village with seven hills (ancient ancestors) and they raised Romulus and Remus and they did not know what to call this village and Romulus and Remus fought violently over what to name it, Remus lost in result of his death and Romulus named the city of hills Rome
Latins
ancestors Sylie (Latin Princess), Latins were the early settlers in Italy, the ancient ancestors
Palatine Hill
Origin of Rome
Greeks
settled in southern Italy and dotted cities there about on the border
Etruscans
ruled much of central Italy and Rome for a period of time
Six Legacies of the Etruscans
Town Planning, Religion – studied animal parts which supposedly showed messages from the gods and goddesses, Role of Women, Gladiator games, sculptures/architecture, and the city of Rome
509 B.C.
The last Etruscan overthrow, and Rome becomes a Republic
Republic
officials are chosen by the people
Forums
Public meeting place, center of town
Patricians
Upper class that has the right to vote (male) Female Patricians cannot vote
Plebian
common people that cannot vote and are not citizens, 95% percent of people in the city
Tribune
assembly of commoners which can veto or block laws