Centuries before Caesar, Alexander or Philip, a forested hills and hilly coasts of ancient Italy pull cultures from opposite a Mediterranean with promises of resources and prosperity. Bronze-clad hoplites from a absolute Greek city-states set cruise opposite a Adriatic to carve out bridgeheads of Hellenic enlightenment among a local Italic mountain tribes, while assertive bands of Gallic Skirmishers make a trek South opposite a Alps in hunt of fruitful new land. And along a marshy banks of a Tiber river, a tiny pretender city called Rome battles for autonomy from a determined Etruscan confederacy.
But usually one coterie can arise to turn a biggest sovereignty a Mediterranean has ever seen. Will Rome do a destiny to order a ancient universe or will story be rewritten to forge a new Etruscan, Gallic, or Greek hegemony!