The Birth and Death of the Roman Republic is a multi-scenario career that spans a thousand year period from the beginning of the first millenium BC to the collapse of the Roman republic from the viewpoint of Rome. All landscapes are as close to reality as is possible and all events are authentic for the time periods described.
From the early 2nd century the river port at the base of the Aventine required new warehouses and docking facilities. some of the main streets were paved, drains were covered and the first stone bridges across the Tiber were completed in 142 BC. With the urban prolateriat increasingly swollen with slaves and freedmen and crowded into jerry built insulae, the lower classes were surviving on the state and the largess of the rich. The Gracchi, Tiberius and later Gaius, attempted to deal with the problems of urban unemployment and rising food prices by subsidising the grain supply for the poor. Gaius Gracchi also encouraged public expenditure on roads and buildings.
No limit to housing.
Start date-140 BC
Initial funds-5184Dn - no rescue loan