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I. Early Italy and the Roman Monarchy A. Geography 1. Played a factor in Rome’s development 2. Sizable forests and much more fertile land than Greece 3. Has few mineral resources a. Good supply of marble b. Small supply of lead, tin, copper, iron, and silver 4. Few good harbors, facing away from Greece and Near East 5. No real secure natural defense B. The Etruscans 1. Dominant early settlers on Italian peninsula a. Non-Indo-European-speaking people b. Established a confederation of independent city-states c. Had contact with Greece and Assyria d. Skilled metal workers, artists, architects 2. Women had high status in society a. Participated in public life and sporting events b. Attended dramatic performances and athletic competitions c. Ate meals with husbands, reclined together on same couch, buried together 3. Deeply influenced early Roman society a. Roman arch and vault b. Gladiator combat c. Centering urban life around massive stone temples 4. Learned from Greek settlers a. Alphabet
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 111 taught by Professor Joshel during the Fall '08 term at University of Washington.

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WC pp. 168-175 - I. Early Italy and the Roman Monarchy A....

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