Welcome to Aeterna Roma!
The year is 73 AD, one hundred years after the founding of the Principate. Emperors have risen and fallen, wars have been waged, and the Roman Empire finds itself in the tenth year of Emperor Quintus Flavius Caesar Alexander Augustus, whose rule has proved strong and prosperous after a period of relative instability. However, the empire is changing; new philosophies and ideas threaten to compete with Rome’s most ancient traditions, rumors are whispered of tension along the empire’s boarders, and, as always, ambitious men and women seek to make their own mark in history. Where will you fit in? And will you survive a world where lust, treachery, and greed runs thick, or will your name fade into the recesses of history?
- - - Happy Birthday AeRo! Many years ago in 2008, AeRo opened it's doors for the first time on proboards before it moved to self-hosting. Here is to another ten years of fun rp! Here is the announcement thread
and the OOC celebrations thread!
Feel free to take part!
Named for the gate that leads from the Servian Wall, and by way of the Via Appia leads to the city of Capua. This region is located in the midst of the valley that forms between the eastern side of the Aventine, and western side of the Caelian Hill.
The area of Rome that encompasses the Caelian Hill and surrounding lands.
This region encompasses parts of the Esquiline and Oppian Hills, including the large plain that where Colosseum stands. Its name comes from the temple to the Egyptian gods, Isis and Serapis.
Named after the gate that leads into this part of the city. Included within its area is the valley between the Esquiline and Velian Hills, the Subura, and the Velian Hill. It is famous as an area of housing for the poor, and as a red-light district.
The name of this region comes from the Esquiline Hill, which is mostly situated within the region. Parts of the Oppian and Cispian hills (toward the center of the city) are also encompassed. Within are the barracks for the Fire Brigade and a Temple of Minerva, to name a few locales.
This region derives its name from the high path (alta semita = high path) that crosses between the Quirinal Hill. Most famously, this region is home to the Gardens of Sullust.
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Named for the ending section of the Via Flaminia (one of Rome's several highways.) This region of Rome is famous for Ganymede Fountain, and as being an entrance to the Campus Martius.
The most famous of regions within the city of Rome. At the very center of the city, in the valley formed by all the 7 hills is the Forum. Ever-bustling, and always a place to see. This is where the government works for the good of the empire.
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Historically this area was named "Circus Flaminius" after the racecourse in the area. However, for the purposes of AeRo, it has been renamed to better fit what the area actually is: the Campus Martius.
The area of the Palatine Hill. Here resides the palace and home of the Emperor, surrounded by the homes of Rome's fabulously rich.
This region was made specifically to contain the Circus Maximus, which itself is on the backdoor-step of the Palace. Here are held all the grandest races of Rome.
This region is named for the public swimming grounds contained within. It is also a notable place for the private homes of some of Rome's most notable nobles.
This region of Rome encompasses the Aventine Hill. Within are the houses of several rich notables, several temples, and public bathing complexes.
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The region "across the Tiber River". This region included a large amount of land, including such locales as the arenas where naval battles were held, several baths, and racecourses.