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Rome went from being a small town in Italy to being the center of a vast empire. This took hundreds of years and many wars. Rome was a lot like the present day United States - their government (for a while) but, most importantly, our attitude. The Romans were just like us in that they wanted it ALL. Our language, English, (and Spanish and French) comes from their language.
Rome: The Beginning
Romulus and Remus
Religion of the Etruscans
Their view of the universe prompted them to build cities to face East and Left. The west (right) represented "gods of death" and was considered unlucky. The center (faced south) represented "humans," and the east (left) was the "gods of the heavens," considered lucky.
They had to find out what the gods wanted.
Soothsayers read the omens from sacrificed animal livers, directions and sounds of thunder, flight of birds.
Etruscans had catacombs, underground tombs of the dead, that were decorated.
They had a necropolis - cemetery, city of the dead.
Contributions to Roman Civilization
1. Arch (for building bridges)
Historical Periods of
| Mesopotamia & Phoenicians |
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Mr. Sedivy's History Classes
| Colorado History | American Government | Modern European History | Advanced Placement European History | Rise of England | World History |
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