Caesar in Persia?

2 Apr

Probably the most challenging idea I have had so far, but…

It’s an alternate history, based on the Roman Republic. Julia Caesar (Caesar’s daughter) doesn’t die in childbirth. Her husband, Pompey the Great, remains firmly allied to Caesar instead of breaking up with him, precipitating the Civil War. In this alternate Rome, Caesar goes east to avenge the Roman defeat at Carrhae in 53 BC.

How does that sound?



5 Responses to “Caesar in Persia?”

  1. The Deposed King April 3, 2012 at 4:00 am #

    The main problem with Ceasar and Pompei was Ceasar was too successful and stole the adoration of the masses. How’s Pompei going to stand still for that even if he is wedded by marriage?

    The Deposed King

    • chrishanger April 3, 2012 at 8:19 am #

      Point. Maybe he will calculate that Caesar will meet the same fate as the last twit who tried to invade Parthia. OTOH, Caesar was considably more confident.


      • The Deposed King April 4, 2012 at 3:08 am #

        maybe being so close, they will go out on a campaign together. And it will stave off the time until Ceasar overshadows Pompei?

        The Deposed King

  2. chrishanger April 4, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    Might work, but I don’t think that either of them would have liked being part of a team.


  3. The Deposed King April 5, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    Control of Separate Legions during the pacification of Gaul. Working in tandem but not under a unified command. One went west and one went north west. When Ceasar got in trouble with Viridovix, Pompei let him sweat under the weight of 80K gauls before coming in and ‘saving Ceasar’s bacon’? things were tight in that conflict. With Pompei contributing to a win, the victory might be in large part attributed to him. Plus the rape of Gaul produced lots of plunder. Splitting things wouldn’t significantly change Ceasar’s ability to become super powerful.

    The Deposed King

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