Senatus Populusque Romanus
The Senate and the People of Rome


330 BC
Greedy Tokugawa

Tokugawa had demanded tribute. The Senate and the people of Rome refused to pay. Vesta Instead, Caesar attacked to avenge the insult. as was his right under the Civilized Rules of War. Roman Legions (8) crossed the border and reached the gates of Kyoto by 170 BC.

Audentes fortuna iuvat.
Fortune favours the brave.


Under Hadrian's reign, "the empire flourished in peace and prosperity. He encouraged the arts, reformed the laws, asserted military discipline, and visited all his provinces in person. His vast and active genius was equally suited to the most enlarged views, and the minute details of civil policy. But the ruling passions of his soul were curiosity and vanity. As they prevailed, and as they were attracted by different objects, Hadrian was, by turns, an excellent prince, a ridiculous sophist, and a jealous tyrant. The general tenor of his conduct deserved praise for its equity and moderation. Yet, in the first days of his reign, he put to death four consular senators, his personal enemies , and men who had been judged worthy of empire.; and the tediousness of a painful illness rendered him, at last, peevish and cruel. The senate doubted whether they should pronounce him a god or a tyrant."

-- Sir Edward Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire


30 BC
Fog of War

Out of the Fog of War, a Great Leader emerged, Trajan. Trajan would unite the Legions to smash Tokugawa and his thugs.

Iacta alea est!
The die is cast!


350 AD

Later, another Great Leader, Hadrian, built the Forbidden Palace in the old Japanese capital of Kyoto.

Veni, vidi, vici.
I came, I saw, I conquered.


The hairy one next to enslave the State
Shall be son, no son, of this hairy last.
He shall have hair in a generous mop.
He shall give Rome marble instead of clay
And fetter her fast with unseen chains
And shall die at the hand of his wife, no wife
To the gain of his son, no son.

Sibylline Curse from I, Claudius
by Sir Robert Graves
Augustus Caesar rebuilt Rome in marble. He is reputed to have died by assassination by his wife to benefit her son (not his son) Tiberius.


370 AD

Trajan now faced Samurai. But it was too little, too late. In the Peace Treaty, Caesar let Tokugawa govern one last city, Nagoya. In return, Japan would give Rome scientific parity with the rest of the world.

Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est.
For knowledge itself is power.

Psyche and Cupid


430 AD

Rome was now a world power. And at peace. The Americans were under continual attack by an alliance of Germany, Japan, Babylon and Aztecland.

Nihil tam munitum quod
non expugnari pecunia possit. 

No fort is so strong that it cannot
be taken with money.


Roman Legionaire with standard equipment
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