Rome is the dominant power on the Italian peninsula, and stands at a turning point in history.
Descended from a long line of Celts, the warlike Arverni are one of the most powerful tribes of central Gaul.
The beating heart of Carthage is the city itself, a major port and bustling trade hub nestling on the North African coast.
Founded by Ptolemy following the death of Alexander the Great, Egypt has become a centre of culture and trade under its Macedonian rulers.
An Iron Age tribe of southern Britain, the Iceni are a proud and fierce people.
Desperate to reclaim its past glory, Macedon finds itself locked into its pre-Alexandrian borders on all sides. Can they rise again?
The eastern empire of Parthia was one of the few who came close to matching the power and wealth of Rome.
The Suebi are an indomitable Germanic culture dwelling to the north east of Gaul.
A mountainous region bordering the Black Sea, Pontus contains many fertile river valleys and ports upon which its largely agricultural and trade economy is based.