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Errare humanum est!
Est tempus for Pax Romana!
Victory to the Great Roman Empire!
 
— Julius Casear

Ancient Romeball, also known as Roman Empireball, SPQRball, Roman Republicball and Roman Kingdomball was the mightiest Classical Age European empire. It spoke Latin and hated almost any neighbor they had. Their army was one of the best in the Antiquity, but it weakened after numerous succession crises and foreign invasions and in the end, they weren't able to defend against people with pointy sticks.

History

Foundation

Legend says that after Troy-icon Troyball got destroyed, Aeneas and some exiles went into Latium and founded Alba Longaball. Then, from Alba Longaball, Romulus and Remus founded Rome-icon Romeball and thus Ancient Rome was born as a kingdom.

Either way they were definitively NOT Greek when "Romeball" was just a group of little villages on the Tiber.

Meanwhile, Southern Italy was getting settled by Ancient Greece-icon Ancient Greeceball, Carthage-icon Carthageball and Phoeniciaball while Northern part was mainly inhabited by Gaul-icon Gaulish tribes.

The Roman Kingdom and Republic

Ancient Romeball born as a kingdom ruled by Sabines and Etruscan kings. During this period, Ancient Romeball slowly conquered all Central Italy. After the last king got exiled from the city, Etruscanball got into a war against Ancient Romeball. The result was the acquisition of Tuscany-icon Etruria by the Romans. They learned a lot from these Etruscanballs: religious sacrifices, early Roman military structure, and even the toga - yeah, the Roman toga was an Etruscan invention.

Meanwhile, various wars against Magna Graeciaball and Greek Syracuseball lead Ancient Romeball to control almost all the Italian peninsula.

Ancient Romeball, then, became a republic where two co-leaders were elected for a year only. During this period the various Punic Wars and the expansion against Gaul-icon Gaulball lead Ancient Romeball to become the dominating power of the Ancient Known World. Dacia-icon Daciaball and Ancient Greece-icon Ancient Greeceball were annexed too during this period.

The Romans took a long time to conquer Ancient Greeceball, and in the process, the Romans adopted Greek painting, sculpture, philosophy, historiography, and even religion.

The Ancient Romeballs never became Greekballs though. There were things about the Ancient Romeballs that never changed: The Greekballs loved ideas, the Romeballs were practical, in what many historians call a "rustic Italian" way. If they learned something from the Greekballs, they figured out a way to turn it into something that could be useful to the Empire. Roads, aqueducts, arches, are all good examples.

The Romeballs did not try to spread Greek language in their Empire. They spread Latin. It was only in the already Hellenized East that they accepted the use of Greek, and this was mainly due to the existing tax collection systems created by the Hellenistic kingdomballs that had been conquered by them.

The Romeballs never saw Odysseus, Achilles or Heracles like their "mythological heroes". No, they chose Aneas, a demigod who was the enemy of the Greek mythologic heroes. Historically, the Romeballs saw themselves in many ways better than the Greekballs, and Aeneas was the perfect symbol for that supremacy.

During the First Century BC, the republican government was highly corrupted and so the Principality was instituted after Ceasar won the civil war. The Principality became known as Empire only later.

Meanwhile, Ancient Romeball managed to annex Herodiancube, Bosporan Kingdomball, and Armenia-icon Ancient Armeniaball and to partially defeat Parthia-icon Parthiaball, and emperor Trajan helped the SPQRball to reach its height. After he died, Hadrian came to the throne and put the SPQRball's focus on defense. The SPQRball then stagnated.

But in the Third Century CE, SPQR was pretty unstable and Sasanian Empireball invades and is defeated by Odenathus, but then the Gaul-icon Gallic Empireball and Palmyrene Empireball manage to secede for a bit.

Christianism and death

As we all know, in 33 AD a Israel-icon Jewish hippie died and thus Chalcedonism-icon Christianism born. Firstly, Ancient Romeball persecuted it due to Hellenism-icon Hellenismball being the main religion but in the Fourth Century, Ancient Romeball converted to Chalcedonism-icon Chalcedonismball.

  • Hi, I live in the Roman Empire and I was wondering- Is Loving Jesus Legal Yet??
  • SPQR-icon SPQRball: Non... Actually, Okay bene! (said Constantine)

During this period, the Empire got split into Western Roman Empire-icon Western Roman Empireball and Byzantine-icon Eastern Roman Empireball to reduce the Germania-icon Germanic migrants that were threatening to destroy the Empire, what they later did in 476 with Western Roman Empire-icon Western Roman Empireball.

Byzantine-icon Byzantineball, instead, survived until 1453 when Ottoman-icon Ottomanball finally conquered the last Roman city. Constantinople

Relationships

Friends

Neutral 

  • 1-icon (division) Hanball - Hey! Thanks for your silks to me and thus trade with me! * Althought he let Xiongnu come!!!!*

Enemies

  • Germania-icon Germaniaball: Filthy, barbaric immigrantes. How dare yuo defeat me!
  • Ptolemaic Egypt-icon Ptolemaic Egyptball: EGO DEFEATED TU!! HA!
  • Etruscan-icon Etruscanball: Raped our Lucretia.
  • Gaul-icon Gaulball: Barbarians
  • Dacia-icon Daciaball: Stupidus heretics and the worst enemy EVER. ROMANIA IS OF LATIN NO DACIAN!!! AND NEVER RISE AS AN EMPIRE AGAIN! AND NEVER FORGET THE FIRST DACIAN WAR,WHEN I LOST,YOU FORCED ME TO PAY YOU 8 MOTHERFUCKING MILLION SERCESTRES, THANKS TO MY INCOMPETENT EMPEROR OF DOMITIAN! GGGRRRR!  
  • Sassanid-icon Sassanidball: Was of meum grandis rival back then.
  • Carthage-icon Carthageball: Worst rival ever
  • Seleucid-icon Seleucidball: Their incompetent king tried to take my land.
  • Kingdom of Pontus-icon Kingdom of Pontusball: Tried to take my land.
  • Parthia-icon Parthiaball: Most powerful barbarian known. Defeated my general at 53 AD.
  • Hun-icon Xiongnu confederacyball: Actually I do not know much about him. But his sons (Great Seljukball, Ottomansball, Rumball) kılled my son!! HOW DARE YOU!!! YOU DİRTY KEBAB! (I still don't know what is kebab but remove!)

How to draw

  1. Draw a circle filled with red
  2. Draw SPQR in the middle using gold and add a laurel wreath of the same color
  3. Draw eyes and you're finished
  4. Recommended, but not necessary, draw a galea or a laurel wreath

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