Building a Roman City
The Romans developed their central heating system, called the hypocaust, in the first century AD. In warm climates, like Italy, it was used mainly in bathhouses, but in colder parts of the empire, it could be found in town houses and country villas. When a house was being built, fire-grates were constructed in the basement, which could be accessed from outside so wood could be added. Pillars of concrete or brick supported the floor at ground level. When fires were lit in the grates, the warm air would circulate under the floors and through ducts in the walls. Once warm, the pillars retained their heat for a long time. As far as historians know, the only way to adjust the heat was by building up the fire, or damping it down.
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|September 13, 2006 — Caesar IV Heaven Opens|
I know a great many of us have been awaiting this moment. Eagerly awaiting this moment. After playing every single Caesar 3 scenario in more ways than the designers thought possible..."Hey, let's do Carthago without prefects!" we can soon take on Carthago in a different way.
|August 19, 2005 — Caesar IV announced|
Tilted Mill and Vivendi have announced that they are developing Caesar IV.
Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) today announced development of Sierra Entertainment's Caesar™ IV, the sequel to the million unit plus selling Caesar™ III, scheduled for release in 2006. Building on the award-winning formula of its predecessor, Caesar IV takes the city-building genre into the 21st century, with new gameplay and features, and a cutting edge 3D graphics engine developed specifically for the title.
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