A TRIP TO ROME

By: Eriel Coston 3B

Location and Geography

The geography of Rome is characterized by the Seven Hills and the Tiber River. Rome city is situated on the eastern banks of the Tiber River.

Ancestors/Romulus and Remus

Ancestors/Colonist : Early Settlers-Latins, Romans.

Romulus and Remus myth: They were twin brothers, they were abandoned by Amulius to die in the river Tiber . They were saved by a series of miraculous interventions, first the river carries them to safety, a she-wolf finds a suckles them, and a woodpecker feeds them. Then a shepherd and his wife take them in and foster them to manhood. The twins know about their true origins, they want to prove to be natural leaders. They then killed Amulius. They both wanted to find different cities to rule but neither of them liked each others ideas. Romulus killed Remus.

Architectural Achievements

Colosseum- Is an elliptical amphitheater in the centre of the city Rome, Built of concrete and stone. Construction began under the emperor Vespasian. It was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles.

Baths of Caracalla

Baths of Caracalla- They were the second largest baths built in Rome between AD 212-216 during the emperor of Caracalla.

Pantheon

Pantheon-Was commission by Marcus Agrippa during the region of Augustus as a temple to all gods of ancient Rome.

Roman Roads

Roman Roads- were vital to the maintenance and development of the Roman State , and was built from 500 BC. It provided efficient means for armies, officials, and civilians. Also a better transportation route for trading.

Trajan's Columns

is a Roman Triumphal column in Rome, Italy that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. Its locate near Trojan's Forum.

Circus Maximus

is an ancient Roman Chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome, Italy

Catacombs

They are underground burial places Under Rome, Italy. There are at least 40. They began in the 2nd century AD. Mainly as a response to overcrowding and shortage of land. The christian catacombs are really important for the art history.

Forum

was a public square in a Roman municpium, mainly for the vending of goods, marketplace, along with buildings used for shops and stoas used for open stalls.

Aqueducts

The Romans constructed Aqueducts to bring water from distant sources into their cities and towns, supplying public baths,fountains, and private households. Waste water was removed by complex sewage systems and released into near by bodies of water.

Ptolemy and Virgil

Ptolemy- was a Greek writer for Alexandria known as a mathematician, astronomer, and geographer and a poet writer. He was and author of several scientific treatises.

Virgil-An ancient poet of the Augustan Period. he is known for three major works of literature, the Eclogues, and Georgics