Rome's Geography - Mr. Larson

Rome's Geography - Mr. Larson

Romes Geography and Founding The Founding of Rome According to legend, Rome was founded by Romulus & Remus in

753 BC. They were sons of the god of war Mars, raised by a female wolf, and eventually fought over their new city. Romulus kills his brother Remus and names Rome after Dominating the Ancient World

They conquered many areas in which you learned about already. Greece Egypt Asia Rivers of Rome

There are several rivers that flow out of Italys mountains. Rome started as a small town on the

Tiber River. Its location & good climate were important factors in its success & growth. There were few harbors for trade, so they traded with each other. Italy

Italy, where Rome was built, is a peninsula in Southern Europe. It looks like a highheeled boot sticking out into the Mediterranean Sea. Ready to kick the

nearby island of Sicily Mountainous Land There are two major

Mountain Ranges in Italy. To the North there are the Alps. Europe's highest mountain range. The Apennines runs the length of the peninsula. This made it hard to travel from one side to the other. But the

Volcanic Also, some of the mountains are volcanic like Mt. Vesuvius. These eruptions could destroy Roman towns.

Hills of Rome Since the Apennines mountains run through the peninsula much of Italy is not flat. When there are not mountains, there are hills.

Rome was built on seven hills. Founded on Palatine Hill.

Strategic location: hills, river, slightly inland. Romes Climate Warm, dry Summers Mild, rainy

Winters Its climate allows for a variety of crops Citrus fruits Grapes Olives

This food supply

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