ancient greece

  1. What if Philip V made an alliance with the Roman Republic?

    Hello world... In OTL, Philip V of Macedon made an alliance with Carthage during the Second Punic War. This alliance only stayed on paper but, nevertheless, the Romans sent forces across the Adriatic to keep Philip busy while they were fighting Hannibal. This was the beginning a series of wars...
  2. Isaac Newton era physics and mathematics discovered in the Hellenic world around 300-200 BC

    How much faster would technology improve? Could production methods/engineering/materials keep up with such discoveries and apply them ? How fast would they spread to other civilizations?
  3. A Persian victory at Gaugamela?

    The move that secured the Macedonian victory at Gaugamela - a massive charge straight into the Persian center, where Darius III was - was an immensely risky gamble for Alexander. Case in point, his manouver created a gap in his army's line, one which was exploited by a detachment of Persian and...
  4. BrightHeart

    What if the ancient greeks settled in Britain.

    This idea came about after watching a documentary on Pytheas of Massalia and his journey northwards and sailed all the way past the british isles to Thule which could have been either the Faroe islands, Shetlands, Iceland or Norway. What if after he had returned those in power or even just...
  5. PolishMagnet

    AHC/PC: Women equal in Athenian democracy

    Could democratic city states in ancient Greece (pre-philip of Macedon) have plausibly accepted women as citizens who could participate and vote? Just curious as to how/why it might happen. It doesn't have to be Athens, it could be any of the Greek city states of the time.
  6. Where Socrates And Buddha Meet: The Story Of Indica, The Indo-Greek Kingdom
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1

    Since he was a boy, Alexander IV was in awe of the empire his father had made. He'd gaze at the maps for hours, going over every detail with his tutors while his father spoke with his generals. He'd seen trophies taken during his father's conquests, tribute brought by nobles from every corner of...
  7. Semiramis

    Ancient Greek Resources

    So, I'm planning on writing a TL containing Ancient Greek characters, and I was thinking of giving them Ancient Greek epithets, thing is, I don't speak Greek, much less Ancient Greek. I don't really trust google translator, but I haven't found any other sources for translations, so, my question...
  8. Cyrus the Younger becomes king of Persia?

    What if Cyrus the Younger survived the Battle of Cunaxa and overthrew his older brother Artaxerxes II? He had administrative experience thanks to his stint as satrap of Lydia, and, most famously, had ten thousand Greek mercenaries in his army, one of whom was Xenophon. What would he be like as...
  9. Plausibility check: A Syracusan empire?

    Syracuse was a powerful Greek colony located in southeastern corner of Sicily. For centuries it fought several battles against Carthage for supremacy over the island, but neither side managed to overcome the other decisively, creating a stalemate that lasted until the outbreak of the Punic Wars...
  10. Xænder

    Stronger Essences of the Old World- An Antique Late Antiquity
    Threadmarks: Romans and Latins

    Stronger Essences of the Old World An Antique Late Antiquity ATTENTION, probably it will have bad grammar and orthography. I am still learning English. Also this is my first TL! The Legendary Restoration of Gens Mamilia As the year 258 AUC aproaches, later would be renamed as 496 BC. What...
  11. SunKing105

    WI: Argaeus as the king of Macedon

    Argaeus was a pretender to the Macedonian throne following the chaos of the death of Perdiccas III and the accession of Amyntas IV, who was soon expropriated by his uncle Philip II. While Macedon was never known for it's smooth succession, what if Argaeus, as a result of Philip II falling off...
  12. SunKing105

    WI: Macedonian "Byzantine Empire"?

    Now that I've got your attention out to say, but this happened IOTL! I am not talking about the actual Byzantine Empire and the Macedonian dynasty, but it occurred to me today just how many parallels that a hypothetical Macedonian Empire under a Philip II that survived assassination would have...
  13. SunKing105

    WI: No Aristotle

    In 422 BC, the city of Stageira was besieged by the Athenian demagogue Cleon, as a result of it leaving the Delian League, during the Peloponnesian War. Stagira happened to be the home of Aristotle himself, the famous polymath, philosopher, and scholar who has been massively influential...
  14. SunKing105

    WI: Corinth as the premier Classical Greek power?

    When many people think of Classical Greece, they think of the two most well-known city-states, Athens and Sparta. And although for good reason, they were far from the only ones to gain a position of power, and it is very plausible that another one might have achieved the same position of power...
  15. Savage Adolescent Gothic Warriors

    How will the ancient pagan Romans and the ancient pagan Greeks react towards a group of fierce brutal brave warriors in classic Gothic clothing who brutally annihilated every single legion of ancient Roman Empire and all the Greek forces in the Roman Empire. What I mean by Gothic clothing are...
  16. A very foreign young woman in the ancient pagan Roman Empire

    If a foreign 19 year old young woman with the following features settled in the ancient pagan Roman Empire, how will the ancient pagan Romans react and interact with her? These are the following features of the foreign 19 year old young woman: 1. She is pale skinned, caucasoid, has built a body...
  17. SunKing105

    WI: Messenians win the First Messenian War?

    The Spartans are famous for many things, and their society was unique among the Greek city-states for a number of reasons. As the entire reason it could maintain such a formidable army, it relied heavily on a force of hereditary slaves, known as helots. But the foundation for it all came in the...
  18. SunKing105

    WI: Athenian olive trees destroyed in the Greco-Persian wars?

    The olive was a major cash crop and trade good for the ancient Athenians, and it helped their rise to power considerably. The possibility that the trees would get destroyed, as well as the decision to defend the limited land Athens had, might have been a factor in the decision to fight at...
  19. SunKing105

    WI: Cretan Pirate Empire?

    IOTL, the Cretans were hired all across the Greek world as mercenaries, and were particularly famed for their archery and ability as instructors. They committed piracy across the Mediterranean world and they were also somewhat known for deception("You lying Cretan") but that was just a brief...
  20. WI: Seleucid Empire focuses on the east, tries to be a "Hellenized Persian Empire"

    After the death of Seleucus I "Nikator", what if the subsequent Seleucid kings gave up on fighting the other Diadochi and instead focused on Alexander's earlier dream of a Greco-Persian state, focusing entirely on the eastern portions of their massive empire? This would include: -Trying to...
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