Guided Notes: Rome Begins!

Name: __________________________________________

What is Rome? ______________________

Where is Rome?  Italian Peninsula                                                                                                                  

Similar to other Civilizations:___________________________

                **_____________  _________**

Similar to Greece: ____________________________________

                **_____________  __________**

                **_____________  __________**

1. Different than other Civilizations: __________________________________________

2. Different than other Civilizations: __________________________________________

Perfect Location

1600 b.c.-people came to live along the banks of the ___________  _______  on the  

        _________________   ____________.

*Italian Peninsula shoots out of of Europe southward into the ________________   ____.

**Looks like a ___________.

**About to kick ____________.

Important: Italy forms a bridge between _________  _______, ___________  _________, & ________   _______.

Why a perfect location?

  1. A long a _________.
  2. Near a ____________.
  3. Located within hills-Protection against ___________  and __________.

Two Stories of Rome’s Beginning

1. Romulus and Remus: _______________________________________________

2. ______________: Trojan War hero.

-Sails back through _______________  sea.

-Lands at mouth of ___________  river.

-Love and War: marries kings daughter

-_____________ the local people and Rome is founded

Climate

*Along the Tiber river ideal for Farming:

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*Three-fourths land is ___________.

*_________  _______  very fertile.

*________ and ______ most of the year.

Rome Learns from Other Cultures

*Because of Rome’s location, ships from all over sailed into Rome’s harbors.

Significance:

1. Unload cargo into Rome.  *** ___________ ***

2. Picked up stuff from the coast. ***___________***

3. Romans meet people from other cultures. ***____________***

Early Influences:

1. ____________

2. ____________

Greeks:

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Etruscans

Birth of the Republic