roman empire

  1. Roma Renovata est: A Roman TL
    Threadmarks: 00: Prologue

    A/N: Hello everyone! This is my first TL, so I wanted to make it about something that I'm interested in. In particular I have become very interested in the Roman Emperor, especially those emperors who ruled during times of strife for the empire, such as Aurelian, Probus, and the subject of this...
  2. Nova Aetas
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    I'm new on this forum so I'm not fully sure how it works, I have been working on this timeline over the last few years on and off, revamping it entirely several times over, because of this there's probably a hundred different documents and maps that all now have various degrees of canonicity...
  3. DBWI: What if Aurelian was assassinated early into his rule?

    As we all know, the greatest emperor Aurelian would reign for 20 glorious years, singlehandly ending all threats to Rome and bringing about a new golden age to The Roman Empire. But what if his reign was ended early? What if Aurelian was assassinated? Would Roman have been able to surpass the...
  4. SunKing105

    WI: Roman Arabia?

    In 26 BC, emperor Augustus launched an expedition led by the prefect of Egypt, Aelius Gallus, to subjugate Arabia, particularly the southern parts, which were know for their aromatics and spices. The expedition didn't even fight, save for a few skirmishes with local tribesmen, but lost a huge...
  5. WI: Constans II Triumphant

    Constans II was emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 641 to 668 arguably one of the harder times for the empire. As far as i am aware he tried to refocuse the empire on the mediterannean and atleast partly in the west and planned to retake italy. What if he was successfull with his plans, what...
  6. Imperium Americae - Brainstorming for a Roman America
    Threadmarks: Prelude

    May 13, 400 A.D. Near modern-day Virginia Beach It had been almost two months since he had felt the wonderful solid ground beneath his feet. The journey on the magnificent Roman galleys and dromons had been long and hard; almost 900 people had died of sickness or drowning along the way. A...
  7. WI: Emperor Nymphidius Sabinus

    Nymphidius Sabinus was a Praetorian prefect who played a crucial role in the downfall of Emperor Nero by persuading the Praetorian Guard to desert him. Between Nero's death and Galba's arrival in Rome, he tried to take the throne for himself. Unfortunately for him, nobody took his claim...
  8. What territory would you expect a wanked Rome to control by the modern day?

    By "control" I am referring to fully integrated provinces in which every person residing there is considered a full Roman citizen. I'll leave the nature of this hypothetical Rome and how it came to survive to the modern day up to you. It does not matter whether it is a republic or empire so...
  9. Why did the discipline of the Roman Army fall apart?

    The Roman Army was legendary for its discipline. Toward the end of the Empire, the army got way weaker. Some think it was due to the changes in weapons, but others claim that discipline falling apart caused the Army to become weaker? Why did the Roman Army's discipline fall apart? Was it the...
  10. CastilloVerde

    When did the 'Dominate' of the Eastern Roman Empire end?

    The Dominate, inaugurated by Diocletian, succeeded the Principate of Augustus following the Crisis of the Third Century. The reforms of Diocletian and his immediate successors, notably Constantine, marked major changes in the internal organization of the Empire that made the Dominate differ so...
  11. What if the Roman Empire collapsed due to the 3rd Century Crisis?

    The Roman Empire could have collapsed early due to the 3rd Century Crisis, ahead of schedule? If so, what would change?
  12. WI: North African Roman Empire/Southern Roman Empire

    In 395 AD, the Roman Empire split up for good due to the death of Theodosius I. It divided into the Western Roman Empire and the Eastern Roman Empire (a.k.a. Byzantine Empire.) What if there was another Roman Empire based in North Africa? What would it be called? What would its capital be? How...
  13. Ebanu8

    Light of Africa - a Jewish Ethiopia TL
    Threadmarks: The Penal Colony of Abavalla, Part I

    A/N: Alright guys, as promised, the revived Jewish Ethiopia thread! Hope you guys like it! And as always, do please inform me if there’s any discrepancies in history I made, and I’ll edit them when I can. “To simply point out the sins of the people is to invite anger and condemnation, and...
  14. Sārthākā

    Norse Civilization and Roman Scandinavia???? Some Questions

    Now before some people start shouting ASB, hear me out. So I have a kind of hobby with Norse history. Norse history before 500 AD seems to be very very very blurry. Now, based on the title i can assume, some people will be thinking about Roman settlement in Scandinavia. This isn't what i am...
  15. AH Challenge: Roman Empire, British Empire, and the USA exist at the same time

    Give me scenarios in which the Roman Empire survives and lives up til present day (or if you think it wouldn’t survive until that point, the 20th century) Rome is without Britain and things go differently, obviously; but still things end up the same as it did in OTL. Events I would like to see...
  16. DBWI: Explain this map of Europe.

    I was looking through random ATL maps when this one struck my eye. I couldn't find much of a description, though apparently in this TL Christianity spread outside of Judea and became the primary faith of Rome. By the way, this is labelled as being the continent in "1500 AD", or 1500 years after...
  17. Iron_Lord

    Alternate Capitals of the Eastern Roman Empire?

    What would be some good alternate Capitals of the Eastern Roman empire? I imagine that a City controlling the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dardanelles straight would do well. What do you guys think?
  18. Lady Visenya

    WI: Arab Conquests Start Ten Years Later

    Let's say that due to internal issues, it takes longer for the Arabs to be properly united after the death of Muhammad. How does this influence the course of events? Could Antioch remain held by the Romans? Could Mesopotamia be kept by the Persians? Or would the Arabs still conquer as they did...
  19. WI: Arcuballista during the 1st Latin war.

    I have posted this elsewhere but i thought i would ask this here as well. the Romans are believed to have had a hand spanned Crossbow during the Late Empire thanks to Stone Relief's found at the time. some designs are believed to have been firable from one hand while mounted. i even managed to...
  20. Sārthākā

    Sons of Morrigan
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Aed Catuvellaunii broke down to his knees as he stared at the remnants of what had been Fort Tamesas. Vespasian trotted upto him and dismounted his horse surrounded by three centurions. Aed made no move to stop them as he continued to stare in morbid fascination at the dead fortress. Vespasian...
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