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Rome led by Marcus Aurelius is a custom civilization by Zharques, with contributions from Leugi, TopHatPaladin, JakeWalrusWhale, EmeraldRange, DuskJockey, DarthKyofu, TranquilSilence, Arilasqueto, RawSasquatch, PiGreat, Lime, and a bunch of lads.

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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.

Marcus Aurelius[]

Born Marcus Annius Verus on April 26, 121 from a Hispanic noble family, Marcus Aurelius grew up close to the center of power. When he was a child, the emperor Hadrian noticed him and punned on his name, Verus (True), calling him Verissimus (Truest) for his uprightness. In his final arrangement Hadrian, who had difficulty in choosing a successor, destined Marcus for ultimate rule, for when he adopted Marcus's uncle by marriage, Antoninus (soon to be known as Antoninus Pius), he had Antoninus adopt Marcus Aurelius along with the young Lucius Ceionius Commodus, later called Lucius Verus.

Dawn of Man[]

"Hail to you, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, beloved philosopher-king. Few rulers can claim to match your wisdom and might, and fewer still can do so truthfully. Beset from all sides by powerful foes - Parthians, Armenians and Germanic tribes - you dutifully led your people to victory, using these experiences to enlighten yourself in the ways of Stoicism. Your writings on the matters of self-discipline in your personal Meditations remain fundamental to this day in stoic thinking, and you put them into practice with a heartfelt and sincere desire to do right by your people.

Zharques Marcus Aurelius LS

Art by Arilasqueto

Oh, merciful emperor, your people once again ask for your measured guidance and rational thinking in the face of great adversity. Can you prove anew your unparalleled virtue? Can you build a Rome that is as wise as it is glorious? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "I am Marcus Aurelius, a seeker after knowledge. We Romans seek only to live in the present, in this fleeting moment. I hope that you are such a one, as well."

Defeat: "I have nothing to fear of death, for it, like birth, is one of life's mysteries."

Unique Attributes[]

Rome (Marcus Aurelius)
Zharques Marcus Aurelius Icon

Art by Leugi

Exercises in Virtue

Buildings which generate CultureIcon Culture provide +1 Happy Happiness in captured cities. Local Happy Happiness from captured cities provides Great Writer points in the Capital Capital.

Zharques Vexillatio

Art by Leugi

Vexillatio (Swordsman)
  • Generates +1 CultureIcon Culture when garrisoned in a captured city.
  • Receives +10XP bonus for every Greatwork Great Work present in the city which produces it.
Zharques Bibliotheca

Art by Leugi

Bibliotheca (Amphitheater)
  • Does not require a Monument
  • Provides a Library for free.
  • Yields +2 Happy Happiness while the Greatwork Great Work slot is filled, and provides an additional Greatwork Great Work slot in conquered cities.
City List
  1. Rome
  2. Alexandria
  3. Antiochia
  4. Carthago
  5. Syracusae
  6. Corinthus
  7. Caesarea
  8. Nicomedia
  9. Ephesus
  10. Aquincum
  11. Sarmizegetusa
  12. Tomis
  13. Narbo
  14. Colonia Agrippina
  15. Mogontiacum
  16. Londinium
  17. Octodurus
  18. Ostia
  19. Ravenna
  20. Cemenelum
  21. Aquae Sextiae
  22. Emerita Augusta
  23. Tingis
  24. Corduba
  25. Caralis
  26. Capua
  27. Neapolis
  28. Beneventum
  29. Hadrumetum
  30. Salona
  31. Nicopolis
  32. Athenae
  33. Byzantium
  34. Rhodus
  35. Carnuntum
  36. Noviomagus
  37. Vindobona
  38. Bonna
  39. Castra Vetera
  40. Bostra
Spy List
  • Alga
  • Aurelia
  • Darthus
  • Maccinius
  • Umbrius
  • Smaragdus
  • Enigma
  • Puzzilius
  • Grantus
  • Philippus
  • Keslerus
  • Michaelis
  • Selimus
  • Neirai Remitis
  • Pi Magnus
  • Pocciellus
  • Dharmapoomius
  • Porcifabius
  • Justinian
  • Anscharius
  • Aethanus
  • Iacowalrus
  • Sassus
  • Sukritactus
  • Pileus Paladinus
  • Tranquillis Tacitus
  • Typhlomentius
  • Uighurcaesari
  • Urdnotus
  • Zharqius
Rome (Marcus Aurelius)



Peace Theme War Theme
'Harpestry (Various Artists 1997)' 'Aetas Romana (Adrian von Ziegler 2020)'

Mod Support[]

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are thronging your bibliothecae and sitting on your chairs of philosophy. I worry the rest of the world will succumb to the influence of your culture."

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Full Credits List[]

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  • Zharques: Design, XML, Sql, Text
  • TopHatPaladin: Lua, Design
  • DuskJockey: Design, Text
  • Arilasqueto: Leaderscreen
  • Leugi: Icons
  • EmeraldRange: Design, UnitTextures
  • JakeWalrusWhale: Map
  • DarthKyofu: Icon, Text
  • TranquilSilence: Design
  • PiGreat, Lime: Text
  • RawSasquatch: Bugfixing
  • Grant: Civ Icon Help

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