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Imperial Rome

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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Hard
Made with version: 1.2

Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew out of a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 10th century BC. Located along the Mediterranean Sea and centered on the city of Rome, it became one of the largest empires in the ancient world.[1]

In its centuries of existence, Roman civilization shifted from a monarchy to an oligarchic republic to an increasingly autocratic empire. It came to dominate South-Western Europe, South-Eastern Europe/Balkans and the Mediterranean region through conquest and assimilation.

Plagued by internal instability and attacked by various migrating peoples, the western part of the empire, including Italy, Hispania, Gaul, Britannia and Africa broke up into independent kingdoms in the 5th century. This disintegration is the landmark historians use to divide the ancient period from the medieval era and the "Dark Ages".

The Eastern Roman Empire, governed from Constantinople, after Diocletian divided the Empire in 286, and comprising Greece, the Balkans, Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt, survived this crisis. Despite the later loss of Syria and Egypt to the Arab-Islamic Empire, the Eastern Roman Empire continued for another millennium, until its remains were finally annexed by the emerging Turkish Ottoman Empire. This eastern, Christian, medieval stage of the empire is usually called the Byzantine Empire by historians.

Roman civilization is often grouped into "classical antiquity" with ancient Greece, a civilization that, along with the Etruscan civilization and the many other civilizations they conquered and assimilated, inspired much of the culture of ancient Rome. Ancient Rome contributed greatly to the development of government, law, war, art, literature, architecture, technology, religion, and language in the Western world, and its history continues to have a major influence on the world today.
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Sorry for the mistakes but it is the fault of google;)

[Edited on 06/17/11 @ 08:33 AM]

Lord_of_Hell If you're not very good at writing stories you should take them from Wikipedia, and the mistakes problem are solved :)

The map looks promising, you have potential. Keep the maps coming :)
File Author
You're right, now I try to improve the story and I'm also changing a bit the map.
peter2008 hello LegionHero,

many thanks for your first map submitted to SHH.
Your version of Rome, from the minimap, provides a feeling for me that the large city has really grown through the ages:

The vivid lines of walls look interesting.
Between the many huts, impressive buildings were added.

I have just one concern about these custom buildings. While I acknowledge your effort in re-creating them, I would like to ask you to give credit to Lord_of_Hell in your map description. As you were inspired by the models of his Hannibal map. :)

[Edited on 06/18/11 @ 03:53 PM]

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As I said, I'm still working on the map. I'm changing the description and I'm adding a few tweaks. Within a short time I will present the new version, with a good description :)
"...take them from Wikipedia..."

Of course any map maker who includes any piece of work from whatever source not of his own creation must credit the source in his description so that everyone knows clearly what is the mapmaker's work and what is the work of others.
Lord_of_Hell I agree, I only forgot to mention it :)
Whatever the story source, the site should be given the credit for it.

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