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The Roman Republic
Map by Hypereon
Map by Hypereon
Leader
Julius Caesar
Capital
Rome
Start Bias
Grasslands
Religion
Imperial Cult
Government req. mod
Dictatorship
Culture
req. mod
Classical


Map Labels Language req. mod
Latin
Civilopedia

Rome led by Julius Caesar is a mod produced by JFD with contributions from Hypereon, Leugi, DMS, Andreas Waldeloft, Danrell, Typhlomence and Whoward.

This mod requires Brave New World.

Overview[]

The Roman Republic[]

The Roman Republic was a complex governmental system that, ever since the ousting of the last Roman king, Lucius Tarquinus Superbus in 509 BC, expanded the influence of Rome from a minor city-state on the Italian peninsula to the dominant power in the Mediterranean, defeating the mighty empires of Carthage and Macedon, spreading a system of rules and order to the uncivilized barbarians of Europe. It its early years, it was dominated by the Patricians, wealthy landowners who traced their ancestry to Rome's foundation. Unlike a monarchy it was often two or more who shared the power of a monarch, called Consuls, who elected magistrates, assigned military posts and priesthoods, and who were advised by a Senate, made up of magistrates and ex-magistrates. During this time a person's social class was a determiner of his right to vote; on the one hand the wealthy elite had nearly unlimited voting rights, but the commoners,or the plebs, had very few rights. Many in the aristocracy campaigned for equal rights for these commoners, most notably the Gracchi Brothers, but they were often assassinated by their opponents.

Perhaps the most defining aspect of the rise of the Roman Republic was its expansion through war. Early campaigns throughout Italy were often a war of defense against rival tribes, such the Samnites and the Etruscans. More than once Rome itself was attacked, such as in the Gallic war of 390-87 BC, where after a devastating defeat by the armies of the Gallic Chief Brennus on the Allia River, Rome itself was sacked and nearly destroyed. However, with a combination of effective and unique military strategies and tactical Generals,one by one it subjugated the Italian Peninsula, and absorbed the declining Greek states of Epirus and Macedon. The Punic Wars of the 2nd and 1st Centuries were a great challenge for the newly dominant republic, having to face an established foe that severely outnumbered them in size and military. Even the elephants of the cunning Baal Hanibaal could not stop them; in the end, Carthage was burned to the ground.

Rome's rise continued from thereon; leading their armies and tactics into the far reaches of Anatolia, Iberia and North Africa. By the time of Julius Caesar, the only empire that could put a halt to their path of destruction was the powerful Sassanid Empire to the East. Enemies who had once pillaged their capital were now at the mercy of the Roman war machine. Caesar's Gallic Campaigns in the 50s BC swiftly annihilated the threat that the mighty Gallic confederation posed, and to the east, the Ptolemaic Empire under Cleopatra had fallen under the orbit of Rome; and by 30 BC the three-thousand-year-line of Pharaohs was no more. However, the rise of Julius Ceasar was both a triumph and a disaster for Rome; his conquest of Gaul extent the empire to the shores of Britannia, but his quest for absolute power and dictatorship drew the anger of many who wished to preserve the order of the Roman Republic. On March 44BC Caesar was assassinated, sparking a bitter civil war between factions. Caesar's adopted heir, Octavian, became victorious in the civil war, defeating his opponents, and proclaimed himself Emperor of the new and improved Roman Empire. The Republic was no more.

Julius Caesar[]

Julius Caesar was born in Rome on 12 or 13 July 100 BC into the prestigious Julian clan. His family were closely connected with the Marian faction in Roman politics. Caesar himself progressed within the Roman political system, becoming more and more powerful. In 61-60 BC he served as governor of the Roman province of Spain. Back in Rome in 60, Caesar made a pact with Pompey and Crassus, who helped him to get elected as consul for 59 BC. The following year he was appointed governor of Roman Gaul where he stayed for eight years, adding the whole of modern France and Belgium to the Roman empire, and making Rome safe from the possibility of Gallic invasions. He made two expeditions to Britain, in 55 BC and 54 BC.

Caesar then returned to Italy, disregarding the authority of the senate and famously crossing the Rubicon river without disbanding his army. In the ensuing civil war Caesar defeated the republican forces. Pompey, their leader, fled to Egypt where he was assassinated. Caesar followed him and became romantically involved with the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.

Caesar was now master of Rome and made himself consul and dictator. He used his power to carry out much-needed reform, relieving debt, enlarging the senate, building the Forum Iulium and revising the calendar. Dictatorship was always regarded a temporary position but in 44 BC, Caesar took it for life. His success and ambition alienated strongly republican senators. A group of these, led by Cassius and Brutus, assassinated Caesar on the Ides of March 44 BC. This sparked the final round of civil wars that ended the Republic and brought about the elevation of Caesar's great nephew and designated heir, Octavian, as Augustus, the first emperor.

Dawn of Man[]

JFD Julius Diplo

Leaderscreen by Leugi and Hypereon

 O' Gaius Julius Caesar, consul and dictator of Rome! Who amongst your foes could rival your prowess and fame? Having conquered Gaul and secured the loyalty of your soldiers, you would soon become the undisputed ruler of Rome; facing down your rival Pompey the Great and installing your lover Cleopatra upon the throne of Egypt. But at peace you were as comfortable as at war; taking the the title of Dictator in Perpetuity, you would set out to resolve Rome's debts and to reform her society. Yet jealous friends still dwelt amongst your ranks, and your death would ultimately come at the hands of those you trusted. Vanquisher of Vercingetorix, conqueror of Cleopatra; O' great Caesar, cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war! Can you bring your enemies to their kness? Can you lead Rome on the path to rule and reform over the earth? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: Hail. I am Gaius Julius Caesar, dictator of Rome and commander of her legions. What business do you have with me?

Introduction: Salve, and hail.

Defeat: The die is cast, and I am facing defeat. I am willing to listen to your terms for surrender, if you have them.

Unique Attributes[]

The Roman Republic (Julius Caesar)
Art by Hypereon (?)
Dictator Perpetuo

+25% Strength Combat Strength against Barbarian units and earn Great General Points from defeating them. Receive CultureIcon Culture when a Great General is born.

Art by Hypereon
Praetorian (Swordsman)
  • +10 Production Production Cost (85 v. 75).
  • +3 Strength Combat Strength (17 v. 14).
  • May be stacked with a Great General for a 15% Combat Strength bonus.
  • Earns Goldenage Golden Age Points from kills equal to 100% of the enemy's strength if beginning its turn stacked with a Great General.
Art by Firaxis
Ballista (Catapult)
  • -15% Strength Combat Strength (6 v. 7).
  • -28% Ranged Strength (6 v. 8).
  • +25% Strength Combat Strength against Land Units.
  • Adjacent enemy units receive -10% Strength Combat Strength.
The Roman Empire (Augustus Caesar)
Augustus
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.

Legion
Milites (Swordsman)
  • Begins with the March promotion.
  • +20% Combat Experience when beginning its turn adjacent to another Milites unit.
JFD JuliusForum
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. Arpinium
  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. Abla 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

Strategy[]

JFD JuliusRomeIcon

Music[]

Peace Theme War Theme
??? by Andreas Waldesoft ??? by Andreas Waldesoft

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Yes
Yes
Community Balance Patch
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Ethnic Units
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Map Labels
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Unique Cultural Influence
Yes
Wish for the World
No
YnAEMP
Yes

Events and Decisions[]

Declare the Triumvirate[]

Politics is a tricky business, and is best conducted through an alliance of prominent men whose interests and ambitions can be kept - if not aligned with our own - restrained. In Rome, there are two such men that come to mind.

Requirements/Restrictions:

  • Player must be the Roman Republic.
  • Must control your original capital.
  • Must have at least three great generals.
  • Must have at least two Courthouses.
  • Must have at least one city state ally.
  • May only be enacted once per game.

Costs:

  • 3 Magistrates Magistrates
  • Golden Age Points (half of how many you have)
  • Gold

Rewards:

  • 3 free Social Policies.

Compose new Commentaries[]

It is useful to keep a record of our dealings with our enemies, so that we might refer back to them in the face of those in the future. It is thus time to compose new commentaries on the status of our current war.

Requirements/Restrictions:

  • Player must be the Roman Republic
  • Must be at war.
  • Must have researched Writing.
  • May only be enacted once per era

Costs:

  • 1 of a certain resource (?)
  • An amount of culture (increases with each era).

Rewards:

  • A large number of Great General points (increases with level of units).
  • +20HP For all units.

Claims, Colonies, and Crimes[]

Colony List (Same as vanilla Rome)
  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

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop Downloader
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 12 June 2018

 

 
  • JFD: Author, Coding, Design, Research, Writing
  • Andreas Waldeloft: Music
  • Danrell: Unit Graphics
  • DMS: Art (Icons)
  • Leugi: Art (Leaderscene)
  • Hypereon: Art (Map, Leaderscene background, Forum icon)
  • Typhlomence: Coding Utilities
  • Whoward: Coding Utilities

Notes and References[]

  1. Requires RtP: Claims.
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