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Roman Empire
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Augustus Caesar
Imperial Cult
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Livia Drusilla

Rome led by Augustus Caesar is a civilization available in vanilla Civilization 5. It does not require any DLC.



The Roman Empire is the most remarkable and long-lived political entity in the history of Western Civilization. It was founded around the 8th century BC, and portions of it survived until the 14th century AD. The Romans were great innovators in some areas, and they were not shy about appropriating good ideas they found in other cultures. They greatly shaped Western culture, law, art, architecture, religion, language, and warfare.

Augustus Caesar[]

Born Gaius Octavius, Augustus would become the first (and possibly greatest) Roman Emperor. He ended a century of civil wars and initiated two hundred years of the Pax Romana (Roman Peace) while overseeing a golden age of Roman literature and culture.

During Augustus' long rule Rome flourished and the Empire came to dominate the Mediterranean basin. The policies he put in place kept the Empire running smoothly, so much so that Rome would continue to rule the entire known world for almost two centuries without any major wars or other significant threats to its survival. Few, if any, leaders in world history could make the same claim.

Dawn of Man[]

The blessings of the gods be upon you, Caesar Augustus, emperor of Rome and all her holdings. Your empire was the greatest and longest lived of all in Western civilization. And your people single handedly shaped its culture, law, art, and warfare like none other, before or since. Through years of glorious conquest, Rome came to dominate all the lands of the Mediterranean from Spain in the west to Syria in the east. And her dominion would eventually expand to cover much of England and northern Germany. Roman art and architecture still awe and inspire the world. And she remains the envy of all lesser civilizations who have followed.

O mighty emperor, your people turn to you to once more reclaim the glory of Rome! Will you see to it that your empire rises again, bringing peace and order to all? Will you make Rome once again center of the world? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: I greet you. I am Augustus, Imperator and Pontifex Maximus of Rome. If you are a friend of Rome, you are welcome. (Te saluto. Augustus sum, imperator et pontifex maximus romae. Si tu es Romae amicus, es gratus.)

Defeat: The gods have deprived Rome of their favour. We have been defeated. (lit. "We have been overcome.") (Dei favorem a Roma revocaverunt. Superati sumus.)

Unique Attributes[]

Rome (Augustus Caesar)

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The Glory of Rome

+25% Production Production towards buildings that already exist in the Capital Capital.


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Legion (Swordsman)
  • +21% Strength Combat Strength (17 vs 14)
  • Can build Roads and Forts

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Ballista (Catapult)
  • +14% Strength Combat Strength (8 vs 7)

The Roman Empire (Augustus Caesar)

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Brick to Marble

+15% Production Production towards any buildings that already exist in the Capital Capital. Buildings present in all cities provide +2 Goldenage Golden Age Points.


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Milites (Swordsman)
  • Begins with the March promotion.
  • +20% Combat Experience when beginning its turn adjacent to another Milites unit.
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Forum (Market)
  • Contains an extra Merchant/Magistrate[1] specialist slot.
  • +25% Greatperson Great People generation during a Goldenage Golden Age.

City List
  1. Rome
  2. Antium
  3. Cumae
  4. Neapolis
  5. Ravenna
  6. Arretium
  7. Mediolanum
  8. Arpinum
  9. Circei
  10. Setia
  11. Satricum
  12. Ardea
  13. Ostia
  14. Velitrae
  15. Viroconium
  16. Tarentum
  17. Brundisium
  18. Caesaraugusta
  19. Caesarea
  20. Palmyra
  21. Signia
  22. Aquileia
  23. Clusium
  24. Sutrium
  25. Cremona
  26. Placentia
  27. Hispalis
  28. Artaxata
  29. Aurelianorum
  30. Nicopolis
  31. Londinium
  32. Eburacum
  33. Gordion
  34. Agrippina
  35. Lugdunum
  36. Verona
  37. Corfinium
  38. Treveri
  39. Sirmium
  40. Augustadorum
  41. Bagacum
  42. Lauriacum
  43. Teurnia
  44. Curia
  45. Fregellae
  46. Alba Fucens
  47. Sora
  48. Interrama
  49. Suessa
  50. Saticula
  51. Luceria
  52. Arminium
  53. Senagallica
  54. Castrum Novum
  55. Hadria
  56. Padua
Spy List
  • Flavius
  • Regula
  • Servius
  • Lucia
  • Cornelius
  • Licina
  • Canus
  • Serpens
  • Agrippa
  • Brutus




Peace Theme War Theme

Mod Support[]

Events and Decisions[]

Introduce Concrete[]

The development of concrete transformed Roman construction methods. The addition of Pozzolana, a sandy black volcanic ash named after an area around the Bay of Naples, created a stronger paste which allowed for construction underwater, something crucial for bridge building. Concrete also allowed the construction of elaborate architectural features, such as curved columns and arches, the most notable examples of these being in the Pantheon in Rome.


  • Player must be Rome
  • Must have researched Engineering
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • (50% the cost of Engineering) Science Science
  • Magistrates Magistrate


  • +10% Production Production when constructing Buildings or Wonders in the Capital

Panem et Circenses[]

"Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions - everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses."


  • Player must be Rome
  • May not be enacted in the Ancient Era
  • May only be enacted once per era


  • 300 (+100 per each Era) Gold Gold
  • Magistrates Magistrate


  • "We Love the King Day" in all cities

Cities in Development[]

While using this mod, Rome's Unique Ability is changed.


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The Glory of Rome

Receive Greatperson Great General Points from defeating Barbarian Units. May expend Great Generals for Magistrates Magistrates.

Colony List
  1. Apulum
  2. Ebarocum
  3. Augusta Emerita
  4. Singidinum
  5. Camulodunum
  6. Agrippinensium
  7. Hierosoloma
  8. Lindum
  9. Stifis
  10. Napoca
  11. Drobeta
  12. Oescus

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now buying your togas and watching your gladiatorial games. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Notes and References[]

  1. Requires RtP: Claims.
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