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Geography and Maps
Ancient Rome



The development of civilization is affected by geography. Rome did not spring into being as a power on the Italian peninsula.  It began as a tiny village along the Tiber River.  It was an excellent location.  The soil was good so crops could be grown easily.  It was surrounded by 7 hills, offering a natural defensive barrier.  It was on a river, the Tiber River, giving these early settlers access to fresh water for drinking and bathing, as well as a waterway for trade. With all these advantages, it's no surprise that Rome grew quickly.

Play Name That Theme - 5 Themes of Geography applied to ancient Rome (with answers along the right side)

Read the Myth of Romulus and Remus - who started it all

Geography of Ancient Rome

The impact of geography on Roman civilization

5 themes of geography applied to the modern city of Rome (to convert this to the 5 themes applied to the ancient Rome, what changes would you need to make? If you need help, go back and review the first link above, Name That Theme)

The Tiber River

Ask Mr Donn Q&A Interactive 5 Themes of Ancient Rome


Map of Rome

Roman Empire Map

Land of the Romans Interactive Map

Free Clipart Ancient Rome Maps