Settlement of Ancient Rome

Settlement of Ancient Rome

Settlement of Ancient Rome Founding The Romans had 2 different stories about how Rome was founded. It is not clear which, if either, is true. Like much of Romes history, the story of their settlement is laced with mythology. The Romans wrote the first history of their civilization 1000 years after the founding of the city. This document states

that the date of founding was April 21, 753 B.C. Archaeological evidence supports this! The first story credits Aeneas with Romes founding and the second story credits Romulus and Remus. Aeneid Vergils Aeneid.

In this epic poem, Aeneas, a Trojan prince survives the Trojan War and escapes to Italy, where he founds a new Troy, Rome. This poem is divided into XII books, telling the story of Aeneas in great detail. Romulus and Remus According to this myth, two twin boys were abandoned by their mother, thrown into the Tiber River, rescued and raised by a great she-wolf, and built opposing settlements on Romes hills. Remus ridiculed his brothers work and was slain for it. Rome is named for

Romulus, who became Romes first ruler. Why Rome? While no one knows exactly how Rome was founded or by whom, there are some environmental advantages that Rome itself has that would make it a strategic location to start a new and important city.

Transportation Rome is located at the first place that people can easily cross the Tiber river, so it is the natural location of the main north-south road in Italy. The reason you can cross the Tiber at Rome is that there is an island in the river there.

Salt There are also important salt flats near the city, and because salt was so valuable in the ancient world these were important to Romes economy. Various Environments

As the Romans expanded their empire, they encountered many different environments. There were deserts, mountains, swamps, forests, and everything else. The Roman soldiers could have let this be a disadvantage because there were so many different types of terrain on which to fight. Instead, they learned how to fight in different ways in order to

conquer these different areas. They had to learn to split up their big legions into small guerrilla units that would be able to get around quickly and quietly in the mountains or forest. The fact that they were able to so easily adapt to different environments was one of the reasons that the Roman Army was so successful. Mediterranean Sea The Mediterranean Sea provided

Rome with easy access to trade because it connected many powerful countries They were able to get tin from England, wood from Germany, cotton from Egypt, and silver from Spain. The Great Roman Empire

Rome quickly became the most powerful city of its time. It brought many new ideas and innovations to Law, Government, Economics, Art, Music, Literature, Military, Sports, Engineering, Architecture, Religion and Education. Even today there are Roman influences all around us

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