roman empire

  1. What if Switzerland was taken back 0 AD?

    I'm talking about whether modern-day Switzerland was suddenly transported back in time to the ages of the Roman Empire. How would this affect history or the Roman Empire? I don't care if you all edit the time where Switzerland is put back into, as I put 0 AD as a placeholder.
  2. Kurd Gossemer

    King of Kings by the Grace of God: A Christian Persia TL
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: Dreams are Made, Winding Through My Head

    “Shapur… Shapur my son, I ask of thee to once again free my flock.” It was that same ethereal voice again that Shapur had been hearing louder and louder in his dreams, it was a powerful but still very gentle voice and it reminded the monarch of the archery lessons with his father Ardashir...
  3. Rome conquers Seleucid Mesopotamia after Magnesia

    Rome defeated the Selecuid Empire at Magnesia. This defeat forced them to abandon Anatolia and pay crippling reparations to Rome. Later the Seleucid Empire succumbed to civil wars. The Parthians took advantage of this to take over most of their territory. But what if Rome went further and took...
  4. Would it be possible for the Roman Empire to build a bridge over the Bosphorus?

    So, for my althist, I was thinking about Rome building a bridge over the Bosphorus after (fictional) Emperor Maximian transfers the capital to Romanova (New Rome, ATL Constantinople). The bridge would be a grandiose work of engineering. It would be made of Roman concrete, in the typical arch...
  5. Ingenuus

    Earlier Slavic migration and close Slavic contact with Latin-speaking culture

    When thinking about the profound Greek influence on Slavs, it came to my mind that strong Latin marks on Slavic culture would also have a fine appearance. We saw plenty of fusions of great cultures on the Eurasian homeland, and it was never boring. But due to a one-hundred-year time range...
  6. Collondi

    The Two Eyes of the World: A bigger Sassanid Persia
    Threadmarks: the (re)birth of the Persian Empire (part 1)

    Hi, welcome to my first alt-history fic. This will be primarily focused on Persia, but for those of you Rome fans there will be plenty of focus on the Roman Empire too. This TL is partially inspired by this thread which I recommend you read. You may notice me in that thread, arguing that Rome...
  7. Rome collapses in the Year of the Four Emperors

    The Year of the Four Emperors, AD 69, was the first civil war of the Roman Empire, caused by the assassination of Nero during which four emperors ruled in succession: Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian. The period witnessed several rebellions and claimants, with shifting allegiances and...
  8. How to foster a more equal trade relationship between Rome and China?

    So, I'm thinking about a scenario in which the Roman Empire has less of a trade deficit with China. You see, I've always thought about what is it that Europe (Roman and post-Age of Discoveries) has that could be desirable to the Chinese. First, I think that a more direct trade route with...
  9. Collondi

    Huns arriving a century earlier

    First of all, I don’t think this counts as ASB. Sure the hunnic migration probably occurred for climate related reasons, but I think there’s enough modern historians who believe the Hunnic migration was caused by the collapse of the Xiongnu Confederation that we can reasonably have the Xiongnu...
  10. Nabataean Kingdom as a Vassal State to the Roman Empire

    When the last Nabataean king Rabbel II Soter died his kingdom was annexed. How and why the Nabataean kingdom was annexed is unclear, but there is evidence of minor military skirmishes. Aside from that there wasn't much resistance to the annexation. The Romans initially did not want to govern...
  11. Gnomepilled

    Hermeticism becomes the state religion of the Empire

    And let's for funnies say that Christianity merged with Hermeticism like what happened in our timeline. No ASB so no gnomes turning everything into gold There were plenty of religions competing at the time. -Mithraism -Christianity and Manicheaism (these were the two major ones) -Gnosticism...
  12. TheDoofusUser

    WI : Leo IV "the Khazar" lives to his late 60s

    Leo IV "the Khazar" of the Isaurian Dynasty rule from 775-780 at a crucial point in the empire following the death of his father Constantine V. He had invaded Abbasid Caliphate in Syria and winning some minor victories as well as taking some loot and Jacobites to resettle in Thrace. However, he...
  13. Collondi

    WI/Plausibility check: Theodoric the Great takes Constantinople in 487

    In 487, Theodoric's armies were quite strong, as he had just taken control of the troops of Theodoric Strabo. Theodoric, looking to extort the emperor and increase his own power, put Constantinople under siege. OTL he and Zeno worked out a deal where Theodoric would move west and conquer Italy...
  14. WI; Julius Caesar still betrayed, but survives his assassination?

    What if despite still being ambushed and stabbed by a mob of senators, Caesar clings to life, nursed back to health in seclusion by loyalists? What would the fallout be of a few months of instability as people are unsure of what is going on, rumours spread about his assassination and supposed...
  15. What are the Julian day numbers of Julius Caesar's date of birth, and date of death?

    I found a problem with Julius Caesar's date of birth. According to Wikipedia he was born in 100 BC, and was consul for the first time in 59 BC. However the minimum age to be a consul was 42, so how could he become a consul when he was only 41. Something's rotten in Denmark. You had to be 42 to...
  16. Could Julius Nepos reconquer Italy?

    The last Western Roman emperor whose authority was recognized by the east, Julius Nepos was deposed from his throne in favor of Romulus Augustulus in 475. Though the WRE was offically dissolved a year later, Nepos, having taken refuge in Dalmatia, continued to claim the imperial throne, and he...
  17. Oba Cahokia

    AHC: Bulgarian-Byzantine Empire with an Ottoman Dynasty

    Come up with a short timeline where the Bulgaria and the Byzantine Empire merge politically with each other but the last surviving ruling family is the House of Osman controlling lands in the Balkans and Anatolia. Bonus Points for having the empire be a sweet blend of Bulgarian and Byzantine...
  18. Flavius Iulius Maiorianus

    The Western Flame Burns On: A Majorian timeline

    Hello there. I've been fascinated by the Roman Empire since I read Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series in middle school. My interest was reinvigorated by Oversimplified's First Punic War videos. And while most people imagine a surviving Roman Empire to be polytheistic and filled with...
  19. GameBawesome

    WI: More claimants to being the successor of the Roman Empire?

    So, as most of us known, the legacy of the Roman Empire, is quite great. There have been many Empires, Kingdom or nations that claimed to be the successor to the Roman Empire (Before, you ask. No, not counting Eastern Roman Empire among them, as they were not a successor to the Roman Empire...
  20. The Anglo-Dutch Union

    Titus Flavius Clemens becomes emperor: Effect on Christianity and the empire?

    Titus Flavius Clemens was a Roman consul, and cousin of emperor Domitian. He was put to death in 95 AD for going over to the “Jewish Opinion”. Some have argued that he became Christian, although this is of course uncertain and very difficult to verify. This threat follows the assumption that he...
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