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  1. Impact of Roman Alexander on the Empire and Middle East?

    What would be the impact of a Roman Emperor successfully conquering the Middle East to the extent that Alexander the Great did? It would be during the Pax Romana in the 2nd century and the Emperor in question would reign for decades after the conquest. What might be the short-term (next...
  2. AHC: Rome extends to the Elbe

    Your challenge is to have the Ancient Roman borders extend to the Elbe river.
  3. One Thousand Legions: A Tale of Roman Dominance

    Of the general history of the Empire, and of its collapse. Part 1: The Beginning of Roman Hegemony: Roman conquest was near unstoppable. After rolling through Gaul, Greece, the Balkans, Anatolia and Egypt, the powerful Roman war machine would claim most of Europe. Yet one thing stopped them from...
  4. SunKing105

    WI: Hiero II stays allied with Carthage?

    One interesting First Punic War POD that I have had includes Hiero II staying allied with Carthage instead of turning on his ally, allowing a general Carthaginian victory or even stalemate in Sicily, and preventing the chain of events that lead to the loss in all Punic Wars and the eventual...
  5. MittleGittle

    What if Lucius Aelius Sejanus became Emperor of Rome?

    After listening to a podcast, I become interested in the plight of Sejanus and his schemes I then came to wonder what would happen if he became emperor of Rome?
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. SunKing105

    WI: Samnites kill the Romans at Caudine Forks?

    In 321 BC, during the Second Samnite War, the Romans were trapped in a narrow defile after receiving false news of a Samnite attack near the city of Lucera, from which they could not escape. The commander of the Samnite armies, Gaius Pontius, asked his father Herennius what he should do with the...
  9. SunKing105

    WI: No Pyrrhus

    The famous character Pyrrhus of Epirus, the man who gave us the term "Pyrrhic Victory" through his famous conflicts with Rome, could have been offed very early. His father was Aeacides, king of Epirus, and he had been temporarily dethroned for attempting to provide support to Olympias in her war...
  10. 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...
  11. DBWI: Rome and Carthage as enemies

    When it comes to alliances, you don't get much more legendary than Rome and Carthage. When Pyrrhus invaded Sicily, it was only natural that the actions he took would cause the two republics to develop the kind of friendship that can only be forged in fire. Together, the two would square off...
  12. 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...
  13. SunKing105

    At what point did Roman dominance over much of the Mediterranian basin become inevitable?

    In 753 BC, Rome was a small city, overshadowed by larger Etruscan and Latin cities within it's own neighborhood. Nobody would've expected that one day this collection of villages around seven hills would grow to become one of the largest and most influential empires in history, forming the basis...
  14. MittleGittle

    Latin Britain?

    What if the Latin influence in the British Isle stayed or was larger. Maybe the Saxons and Jutes and other Germanic peoples have less of an impact and only make a small influence.
  15. MittleGittle

    Holy Roman Order

    What if after the fall of The Western Roman Empire, some Legions and Religious Leaders form a Holy Roman Order? I don’t know how this would happen, but let’s just say it does.
  16. AltoRegnant

    DBWI: No Nicean Empire?

    The Nicean Empire was the root of western civilization. Based in southern France around the Greek colony of Nicaea, it was able to expand into covering much of the Mediterranean and western Europe. The celto-greek bedrock shaped countries like England, Germany, and Hispanya, etc even before the...
  17. AltoRegnant

    AHCWI: Rome Colonizes Jutland?

    The Roman Empire was very much a mediterranean empire, with its core hugging the shores of the great Mare Nostrum. However, it certainly wasn't against expansion away from the inland sea- Britain and bits of Crimea being the biggest examples. So i was wondering if there was a way for Rome to...
  18. Claudius Augustus

    Nero, last Julio-Claudian emperor allegedly had a daughter in 63 AC with his second wife, Poppea whom he named Claudia Augusta and who died shortly after the birth. Now, what if the child was born as a healthy, surviving boy? Probably he'd end up named Claudius Augustus as well, in honor of...
  19. What was a best use for Elephants in the ancient world?

    War Elephants have been a controversial subject. One the one hand, they're cool and terrifying proto-tanks that can rout entire armies out of fear. On the other hand, they're outrageously expensive to maintain in significant numbers, and many of the large nations of antiquity developed reliable...
  20. Teriyaki

    Gan Ying Makes It To Rome - 97 AD

    I've been watching documentaries lately during the quarantine and one video on youtube brought something interesting to my attention. It was mentioned that in 97 AD, an ambassador named Gan Ying was sent by the Eastern Han general Ban Chao to make contact with the empire known as Daqin. We in...
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