antiquity

  1. AHC: Keep Phoenician culture alive

    While the Phoenicians had an enormous impact on the Mediterranean world, their culture is dead. Your challenge is to keep it alive in some form.
  2. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    Imperator Germanorum: The Legacy of Arminius
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Imperator Germanorum: The Legacy of Arminius Prologue “The boy is something else. He will go places, just like his father.” – Flavus, Brother of Arminius I, Liberator of Germania *** Excerpts from ‘The Son of Arminius: Limits of an Empire’ by Andreas Adrikonos. “In order to truly...
  3. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    What Medieval/ Late Antiquity Timeline Should I Write?
    Threadmarks: OP

    So after my exams i will have a lot of freetime, and as one of my tls approaches finish, i will have even more free time, so i got thinking about a new timeline, preferably set in Antiquity and Medieval times. So which idea do you guys think should be written? 1. Mithridates VI the...
  4. SunKing105

    WI: Alexander the Great sacks Jerusalem?

    Darius' defeat at Issus is less drastic than OTL, and a portion of Greek mercenaries and Babylonian spearmen manage to escape the battle, deciding to go south to defend the Phoenician cities and ensure they wouldn't get uppity and go over to Alexander, to delay him until Darius can raise another...
  5. SunKing105

    WI: Carthaginian Diadochi State?

    The POD is that Alexander lives longer, but only for long enough to conquer Arabia and to conquer Carthage, as well as impose some status of vassalage or tributary status on the Greek cities of Magna Graecia, and to keep the Italian tribes quiet, but that he suffers a fatal wound that kills him...
  6. SunKing105

    Long-term effects of a reunified Alexandrian Empire?

    While the reunification of Alexander's empire was a dream for many of the diadochi, nobody managed to do it in a long-term manner. Many tried, but it proved epheremal. But Antigonus came very close to reuniting the whole thing, up until Seleucus and the Babylonian War. By Ipsus he still had a...
  7. SunKing105

    WI: Alexander of Lynkestis as the king of Macedonia?

    For those who don't know, Alexander of Lynkestis was a native and prince of the Upper Macedonian district of Lynkestis, whom Philip II had subjugated and dealt with early in his reign as part of his consolidation and to save Macedon from immediate danger, and his two brothers, Arrhabaeus and...
  8. SunKing105

    WI: Garamantes steam engines?

    Now that I've got your attention with a clickbait title, this isn't one of those atrocious "Roman Industrial Revolution" threads. Anyway, the idea of an industrial revolution during the time of the Roman Empire, based on the steam engine, is practically an AH cliche at this point, and it was one...
  9. Inaros' revolt succeeds?

    Since we've been getting a few Ancient Egypt threads lately, I've decided to make my own contribution to this topic. Inaros II was an Egyptian nobleman who led a huge rebellion against the Achaemenid occupation of the Two Lands. For a time, it seemed that his victory was certain, especially...
  10. How do the Garamantes develop with a prominent Carthage

    Let's go with a standard Hannibal wins over Rome scenario and assume a relatively indirect Carthaginian empire of tributary state/influenced states with Carthage having hegemony in trade but not being as intensive an empire as the Romans. How does Carthage interact with the Berber states over...
  11. A Triple Crown for Pharaoh

    Following the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt by Narmer, the kings of Egypt famously wore the Pschent, the double crown signifying their status as Lord of the Two Lands, with the Two Ladies as guardian deities from each region. During the Early Dynastic Period, there is evidence for...
  12. Horus Triumphant - an Alternate Antiquity timeline
    Threadmarks: Intro

    Horus Triumphant - an Alternate Antiquity timeline - Over the years I've had several ideas for some timelines but never really had the time to do...
  13. WI: No celtic settlement in northern Italy

    In a scenario where the celts are prevented from entering the po valley, (perhaps by a combined effort of Etruscan cities) how would this affect the development of the region, and where would these tribes migrate to instead?
  14. AHC: Centralised Etruscan State

    I am curious about how the Etruscans would have been able to become a much more unified entity rather a loose confederation of cities. Since they were much more focused on trade as apposed to the highly militaristic Romans, I'd imagine the state to be similar to that of the Carthaginians...
  15. DBWI: Romans refounded Carthage?

    When Carthage fell, its nearby rival Utica, a Roman ally, was made capital of the region and replaced Carthage as the leading center of Punic trade and leadership. It had the advantageous position of being situated on the outlet of the Bagrada River, Numidia's only river that flowed all year...
  16. Talus I of Dixie

    AHC: Maritime Powers but in Antiquity

    Your challenge is to have an analogue to OTL's Maritime Powers, but in antiquity! In this case, eight city-states recognized by excelence in commercial-naval activity, they have to span all the mediterranean (at least two for each region of the mediterranean, separate in Eastern/Central/Western)...
  17. GauchoBadger

    WI: Octavian dies young?

    What if the cunning Octavian, later known as Augustus, had succumbed to disease before he could begin exerting influence over Roman politics after his granduncle Caesar died? What would be the short and long term consequences of Rome’s first true emperor becoming a footnote? One immediate...
  18. WI: The Jewish people remain monolatrous and do not develop monotheism

    According to the predominant modern theory, OTL the early Jewish people were predominantly monolatrous in Iron Age I and did not become monotheistic until the Babylonian captivity. Monolatrism is the belief or recognition of many gods but the insistence on worshipping only one of them...
  19. WI: Greeks more successful in Western Mediterranean

    I'm thinking about early Carthage-screw and stronger Greek presence in western part of Mediterranean Sea-what is needed to make Greeks more successful there? Perhaps Phocaean full victory over Carthage and Etruscans resulting in Sardinia and Corsica being colonized by Greeks. Is it possible? If...
  20. GauchoBadger

    WI: No Tiglath-Pileser III?

    Tiglath-Pileser III was an Assyrian king who ascended to the throne at round the middle of the 8th century BCE after usurping it from the previous royal dynasty, effectively creating the Neo-Assyrian Empire that would last for some 150 years. He revitalized the Assyrian state from a declining...
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