Contained herein lies an alphabitized list of the characters in Imperium Aeternus. Note that there are not links to many of them, as this is still a work in progress.
Alexander Severus Zhou
Alexander Severus Zhou was the emperor that ordered the invasion of China, after it's decline into anarchy, based on being the most closely related to the last real emperor
Artabanus IIthe real last king of Persia
A Celtic cheiftein who tried to unsuccessfully form an alliance to combat the Roman
invasion of southern Britain. But the clever Gaius Asinius Pollio at theBattle of Soribindinum using a war wall. Cadveryne would be killed after being cornered in the northwest section of Soribidinum, where he fought to the death.
Ptolemy Caesar(47 BC to 25 AD), better known as Caesarion, was born in 47 BC the child of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra. He joins the army, but is not mentioned as having fought in any battles. He becomes the emperor in 22 BC after his father dies of an illness, and maries a German princess Freda, two years later Caesarion becomes known as an peaceful emperor who supported public works and exploration projects. Nevertheless, he did allow Gaius Aninius Pollio to conquer Arabia. He establishes trade with China, sends fleets from Hafnia(Copenhagen) to settle in Scadinavia, and is introduces a bill of religious tolorance which is passed.
Time of Crisis
One of the greatest crises in his reign came when the Senate arrested Livy Caesarion would then give a cease-and-desist order to the Senate in December. Livy would be officially deposed on March 13, and be replaced by Clementius who then declared Caesarion deposed and attempted to restore the old republic But in late April, Caesarion would land in Latium, and recruit a peasant army (whoi overwhelmigly supported him) to besiege Rome. In the Battle of the Palatium which took place on the days May 11 and 12, the Senatorial Guard would be defeated. SeveralSenators, including Clementius were executed. Livy would earn the title Veridicus from this, Livy for “supposed treason to the state” because eh had dared publish a work exposing correuption in the Roman state. In response to this.
Foundation for Rome's Survival
But the most important thing he is known for is ordering 10 cities too be constructed throughout the Empire. These cities become bastions of Roman culture in the lands they are constructed, and insure the loyalty of Parthia and Arabia, for example to Rome.
Caesarion dies of a heart attack at age 72 on July 8, 25 and is succeeded by his son, Germanicus.
Not hugely important, he serves as senate princep(or senate president) from 44 BC(709 AUE) to 33 BC(720BC) upon which he dies.
The pharoah of Egypt. In 46 BC or 707 AUC, she and Julius Caesar would have a child known as Caesarion. For some reason, Caesar decided the child would be his heir. To legitimize the heir, hw would marry Cleopatra. When Ptolemy XIV heard of this, he would call Cleopatra a traitor start a revolt that would end in his execution. Cleopatra would then rule over Egypt officially until her death, upon which Egypt was annexed. Ahe would later help raise an army for Caesar's massive invasion of Parthia. She would eventually die in 4BC(749 AUE) of breast cancer.
The last king of the Dacians, who began his reign in approximately 709 AUC or 44 BC. He was described as being fortuitous, brave, charismatic, intelligent.
A diplomat sent by Comosicus to discuss terms for a peace with [timelines:Rome Aeterna:characters:Julius Caesar.]] He was twice given lavish dinners and women by Caesar while Caesar tried to look for a good point to cross the Danube. The third time Duritista tried to come over, he was crucuified in clear sight of the horrified scouts of the Dacian army which gazed across the river.[timelines:Rome Aeterna:characters:Livy]] gloats over the naivety of ther diplomat
Eupiphenes was a Greek slave of Caesar who came up with the basis of the ideas behind the Lex Magnus or Great Law. He apparantly was very interested in diverse cultures and governing systems, and that is how he was able to develop his ideas. His ideas have been compared to more elaborate versions of Periclean demoracy or Contract or “binding theory”, both of which can be said to contribute to the development of neo-Republicanism
Freda Gallus (?? to )was the daughter of a Germanic cheiftain known as Chersius Gallus As part of the Treaty of Treurvonum, Caesarion Chersius was allowed to go home if he married off his daughter to Caesarion and took an oath of loyalty to the Empire. This would prove important in setting a precedent, because future emperors would marry people from rcently conquered territories in order to foster loyalty among the diverse provinces. She had two children Germanicus
Friedus German chief who commands berserkers.
Gaius Asinius Pollio (75 BC to 4 CE)(or 678 AUE to 757 AUE)
was a Roman general, poet and other things who sided with Caesar in the civil war with Pompey. Caesar would put him in charge of an invasion of Britannia after he learned a tribe there wasn't paying tribute.
He would initially invade on March 3, pay a tribe to help them in the war with the Catuvellani. Through a brillant military campaign, he would defeat them through the siege of a recently constructed fort. He would then go on to conquer Caledonia.
After this, he wanted to invade the island to the west, known as Hibernia. However, a messenger, Arturus Vatiaus would inform that he was ordered to return in preparation for an invasion of Germania. In one of his most famous moments, Pollio was reported to have become so angry at the suggestion that he ought to abandon hsi dream that he chucked an arrow at Arturus's head, giving rise to the phrase Ad Expecto Arbitratus Sagitta or “To await the arrow's decision”. Thankfully it missed, which was supposed to mean it was okay to leave Britannia behind. This story isn't well believed, because Pollio wasn't known to disregard direct orders fromJulius Caesar But thank goodness he did because he would go on to save Caesar in the Germania and Parthia campaigns. He would later end up fighting battles in India. He would become military goevnor of Parthia in 21 BC, and put down a couple of revolts. Eventually, he would conquer arabia, and ironically would be killed in his last battle 732 AUE(21 BC) leaving his son to finish the conquest.
Parthian general who was bribed by Scipio into switching sides, taking 180,000 men.
A Persian satrap who declared Mespotamia independent in 28 BC (725 AUE) In 727 AUE, however, he would go down in ignominous defeat at the battle of Cthesiphon at the hands of Mark Antony and Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.
An inhabitant of Nubia, who warned Palpitus of one of the many assassiantion attempts on him.
Gaius Julius Caesar (100 BC - 22 BC) as we all know was born into a wealthy family, killed a group of Illyrian pirates who had kidnapped him jsut previously, conquered Gaul, and best Pompey in the civil war blahh blah blah.
Marcus Junius Brutus and Cleopatra defeat a revolt in Egypt. He also declares Caesarion his heir shoerlt before. and then going off on more military adventures. These include the subjagation of Thrace, Dacia, Germania, and Parthia. Each time Caesar wins with the skill of his generals, including Antony and Gaius Claudius Scipio
Finally after victory is acheived over Parthia, Caesar returns to Rome in 23 BC, and thereafter dies the next year on February 15. He is succeded by Caesarion.
Well-known Roman historian who ends up serving as interim emperor when Caesarion goes to Egypt to oversee the burial of his mother Cleopatra. In 3 BC(750 AUE) he writes a scathing attack of the Roman Senate. The Senate would then accus Livy of false accusations, arrresting him on June 4. Caesarion would then give a cease-and-desist order to the Senate in December. Livy would be officially deposed on March 13, and be replaced by Clementius. But in late April, Caesarion would land in Latium, and recruit a peasant army to besiege Rome. In the Battle of the Palatium which took place on the days May 11 and 12, the Senatorial Guard would be defeated. SeveralSenators, including Clementius were executed. Livy would earn the title Veridicus from this.
Or Mark Antony, would help Marcus Junius Brutus warn Julius Caesar about the conspiracy. Antony would then accompany Caesar on campaigns in Dacia and Thrace, where he would perfect what becomes known as the Antonian method, which involves tricking the enemy into thinking they had superior numbers, and then sneaking around behind them with a larger force. He would also uses this method to great effect in Germania, where he pushed to the Vistula River. He also helped to be important in the Parthian campaign
Marcus Junius Brutus(85 BC - 10 BC)
He was born into a wealthy family. In the TL, he finds out Mark Antony has learned about the conspiracy, and there must have been a delay with the rest of the conspirators, because Brutus and Antony intercept Caesar near the Forum, and tell him of the plot. Brutus further suggests Caesar should be lenient to the conspirators, and that he give more power to the Senate as a way of preventing this again. He is later mwntioned as being in Germania, and giving a speech thanking Caesar for all he had done before after Caesar's death.
Marcus Aemilius Lepidus
A general who aided Caesar in the civil war.
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (63 BC to 12BC or 690 AUE to 731 AUE)
He was close friends with Octavian when both were young. He served with Caesar in the last civil war. He first appears in this when he was appointed govenor of Dacia after it's subjagation in May 39 BC(714 AUE). Later, he recalled to Rome in July 714 AUE where he was put in charge of organizing a naval expedition against Pompey's son, Sextus Pompeywho controls Sicily, an important center for trade. He created the Portua Julius or Puteolus in the modern day to help attack Sicily. In May 716 AUE, he defeats Sextus' navy in the Battle of Naulochus Cape and conquered the entire island by September after the battle of Messina. He then executed Pompey.
Ally of the Persian king.
Octavian (62 BC-14 AD) gains credence in this TL mostly for suggesting a larger succession law that states who would suceed the throne in the event of Caesar's death, while also elaborating it to say that if either was asassinated, the law would be null and void. He also served as Internum Emperor whenever Caesar was away from Rome
Orodes III second to last Parthian king
Pharaates Parthian king who fights the Romans
Polyphemus real heir of the throne who went north after being deposed by Palpitus
Sextus Pompey is the son of Pompey. He rules over Sicily at the start of this timeline. Since he is opposed to Julius Caesar's rule, Caesar sends Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa with a fleet to take care of him. Agrippa defeat his navy off the coast, and takes Sicily.after the Battle of Messina in September of 36 BC (717 AUE) Pompey is promptly executed and his head is sent back to the Forum.
Vespasian was the son of the tyrannical and wastful emperor Agruippus. by a slave, Dreda. Later, he gained his freedom by joining thr army, after his mother and three sisters are freed by the current imperial family Claudius. He ends up as the commander of the army. along eastern Sarmatia, who beats back a Hunnic invasion in 449. He subsequently conquers the rest of Sarmatia by 455, after being orderd to by the emperor and becomes a hero. At this time, his mother, who is dying, asks him to return to Rome. He does, and he is told he is the son of an ex-emperor. Not sure, he asks a family friend Marcus, who confirms it, but tells him to forget about it. But Vespasian did not forget about it. On the advice of his friend Attilus he waits until the current emperor Gaius dies, and pleads his case to the Senate. After they ignore him, he goes to Gaius' son Trevonicus and attempts to plead his case. Trevonicus insists that Vespasian could not possibly be the emperor, and ordered him to return to Sarmatia. Recognizing the threat to his power, unaware that Vespasian had an army across the rubicon, he has his guard kill Vespasian after he leaves.