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Write down the lesson name and objective. Complete the following task: Take out the ancient Rome map from yesterday. Compare and contrast Rome’s geography to Greece’s geography. Venn diagram, bullet points, or paragraph
-Located on the Italian peninsula, in the center of the Mediterranean Sea -The Alps are in the North -The Apennine Mts. are on the eastern coast -broad, fertile plains in the north and west 6
-Italy was originally occupied by many different groups of people -Two main groups were Greek colonists and the Etruscans -The Etruscans ruled much of central Italy and Rome itself -Ancestors of the Romans, the Latins, settled in the area that is now Rome around 800 B.C. 7
Rome is located: -On the banks of the Tiber River -On and around seven hills 8 Why would this geographic location be an advantage?
What natural/geographic advantages did the city of Rome have? What was important about the city of Ostia? How was Rome's geography different from that of Greece? How was it similar? Why do you think that the Romans could unify their peninsula and the Greeks could not?
A myth is a traditional story, which may describe the origins of the world and/or of a people. A myth is an attempt to explain mysteries, supernatural events, and cultural traditions.
-Legend has it that twin brothers, Romulus and Remus founded the city -According to the tale, the twins’ mother was a Latin woman and their father was the war god Mars -This led Romans to believe that they had a divine origin 11