Topic: Counting up to 2025



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Emperor Trajan, after a long reign of extending the Roman empire through brutal conquest from Britannia through Judea is dead. He died of a stroke while en route back to Rome after brutalizing more people in Mesopotamia. 

The new Emperor, Hadian, will eventually go onto survey the extent of the of the empire, and decides that rather bother with conquering Celtic tribes in what will one day be Scotland decides instead to wall it off.

New conquests at 11:00 


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I'm learning so much


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Lol, thank you

But DO take 'history lessons' from a random kook on the interweirds with a huge grain of salt!  


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They are worth waiting for though. lol


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Next installment when something 'interesting' happens  

Meanwhile, glad to see the number up! We *might* even get this thread back on target where it was in the 'before' time


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In science news, Ptolemy completes the first atlas, titled 'Geography', but goes on the complete a massive treatise on math and astronomy called Almagest.

It will become the single most important book on the movement of the planets and stars for over 1200 years and remains most prominent until Copernicus finally realizes that the Earth is, in fact, NOT the center of all things.

When reached for comment, Ptolemy offered "Bah, whaddya want from my life? We didn't even have one of those fancy 'telescopes' back in my day, so we did our best with what we had!"

Staring at the night sky at 11:00


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LMAO

11 o'clock news should be interesting


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Emperor Marcus Aurelias defeats the Marcomanni on the far side of the Danube. In the peace negotiations, he arranges for several Danube area tribes to move into areas of the Roman Empire recently depopulated by plague.

"Rome. Come for the gladiatorial combat! Stay for the disease!"

With Germanic barbarians now settling in Rome, it is a rare case of Roman neighborhoods becoming UNgentrified. 

Meanwhile, the Samaritans, being pressured out of the middle Asian steppes by the Huns, move into areas of the Danube just in case Rome thought it could now rest for a bit.

Travel brochures at 11:00


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Emperor Septimius Severus bestows upon his son Publius Septimius Geta the title of "Caesar", roughly meaning "heir" by now.

Upon his other son Caracalla, he bestows the title of "Augustus", roughly meaning "Majestic" and elevates him to "co-Emperor".

I'm sure this won't trigger any sibling rivalry. It'll all be okay.

Nepotism at 11:00


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(spoiler alert: damnatio memoriae)


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These are great!

And.....MIZ is here too? woah


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Quack!


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Duck, Miz, and all the folks are pouring in!


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Emperor Septimius Severus is dead. After a few years unsuccessfully trying to subdue the pesky Celtic tribes north of Hadrian's wall, the emperor became sick and died at York. 

is sons Publius Septimius Geta and Caracalla become co-emperors. In spite of the pleas of their mother Julia Domna, the two brothers are irreconcilably divided to the point of being unable to meet together without their own retinue of armed guards. 

On December 19th, Caracalla invites Geta to a private meeting to reconcile their differences and instead has him murdered by the praetorian guard. Carcalla then goes on to have all images of his brother destroyed and all mentions of his name stricken from historical record.

Fratricide at 11:00


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Page one finally?

What?  

Thank you! Can't wait for the dark ages  


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1st page!!


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In the news this year, after last year's defeat against the Persians, Emperor Alexander Severus instead declares the engagement a victory; hold officially sanctioned triumph celebration in Rome.

Celebrations were cut short though as the Alamanni have invaded along the Rhine, causing chaos among the Limes Germanicus.

Propaganda at 11:00


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