The Birth and Death of the Roman Republic
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.
5. The Siege of Rome
In 390 BC Rome suffered a disasterous check when a Gaullic army laid siege to the city. After seven months, during which only the Capitoline Hill remained in Roman hands, the Gauls were bought off, but left the city in ruins. The Romans set about reconstructing their city, surrounding it with a continuous wall of huge tufa blocks. For eight centuries no foriegn invader was to breach Rome's walls. The economic dislocation caused by the Gaullic attack renewed the conflict between the Patricians and the Plebians and, before the end of the 4th century BC, the Plebians had won access to all offices of the state and the Plebicites had been made legally binding on all Romans.
Some Gaullic regiments are lagging behind the main army and orders have not reached them to desist in attacking Rome. Local brigands will use this as cover for looting what is left of the Roman riches. The Capitoline temples to Jupiter, Juno and Minerva must be preserved at all costs, for their wrath is great.
Shortage of entertainment limits housing to grand Insulae
This scenario comes in the *.sav format, you are faced with the ruins of Rome, with the remnants of the plaza, the Forum and the Comitium (Senate). Plaza are then disabled.
Start date-390 BC
Initial funds-8961Dn - no rescue loan