Rome and It's Architecture
Brittney Boehme 1B
Introduction to Rome
Rome is located on the middle west side of Italy near the Tiber River. Rome has many hills and is not very flat. The Etruscans and the Greeks were the first to settle in Rome. The Etruscans colonized around 600 BCE and were brought under Rome under Etruscan Rule. The greeks settled in Sicily bringing thier Polytheistic Religion. Twin Latin brothers Romulus and Remus were the offspring of a she wolf, and were human. The myth states that both men were unaware of their true ancestry and were both born to be leaders. They decided to found a city. Romulus wants the city at Palentine Hill and Rmeus wants it at Aventine Hill. they quarell and Remus dies at eh hands of his own brother. Therefore the City was named Rome after Romulus and is located at the Palentine Hill.
Nine Architectural Acievements
- Completed in 80 AD
- Construction began under the emperor Vespasian in 70 AD, and was completed in 80 AD under his heir Titus. Futher Modifications were made during the reign of Domitian. All three of these emperors were in the Flavian Dynasty therefore naming it Flavian Ampithatheatre.
- Made for gladiator battles and entertainment.