Historical novels arranged by the period of their setting

Rome as a Kingdom

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Early Republic (before 264 BC)

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Middle Republic (264–133 BC)

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  1. Africanus, el hijo del cónsul
  2. Las legiones malditas
  3. La traición de Roma

Late Republic (after 132 BC)

Early/High Empire (27 BC to AD 192)

The Julio-Claudian Dynasty

Books about early Christians or Jesus include:

Books about Claudius or set in his reign include:

Books set in Nero's reign include:

The Flavian Dynasty

The Nervan-Antonian (Ulpio-Aelia) Dynasty

Middle Empire (AD 193–293)

Late Empire: West (AD 293–457)

Byzantine Empire (AD 457–1453)

Unknown period

Detective fiction

Science fiction/time travel novels

Alternate history

The following alternate history novels are set in fictional universes where Rome's struggle with Carthage went differently

The following alternate history novels are set in fictional universes where the Roman Empire never fell, and has endured to the present day:

Comic books


Main article: List of films set in ancient Rome



Video games

Video game Year Platform Score[3]
Ryse: Son of Rome 2013 Microsoft Windows, Xbox One 60
Total War: Rome II 2013 Mac, Microsoft Windows 76
Roman Empire 2013 Microsoft Windows Phone, Microsoft Windows 76
Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising 2011 Microsoft Windows 50
Gladiator Begins 2010 PSP 59
Tournament of Legends 2010 Wii 45
Grand Ages: Rome 2009 Microsoft Windows 72
Cradle of Rome 2008 Nintendo DS, Wii 63
Europa Universalis: Rome 2008 Microsoft Windows, Mac 73
Imperium Romanum 2008 Microsoft Windows 63
Caesar IV 2006 Microsoft Windows 74
CivCity: Rome 2006 Microsoft Windows 67
Glory of the Roman Empire 2006 Microsoft Windows 66
Colosseum: Road to Freedom 2005 PlayStation 2 56
Imperivm: Great Battles of Rome 2005 Microsoft Windows
Legion Arena 2005 Mac, Microsoft Windows 65
Shadow of Rome 2005 PlayStation 2 75
Spartan: Total Warrior 2005 PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox 74
Nemesis of the Roman Empire 2004 74
Rome: Total War 2004 Microsoft Windows, Mac 92
Gladius 2003 GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox 82
Praetorians 2003 PC 78
Celtic Kings: Rage of War 2002 PC 82
Circus Maximus: Chariot Wars 2002 PlayStation 2, Xbox 67
Catechumen 2000 Windows
Nethergate 1999 Mac, Windows
Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome 1998 Microsoft Windows
Caesar III 1998 Mac, Microsoft Windows
The Settlers II 1996 Mac, MS-DOS, Nintendo DS
SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour 1996 Windows
Caesar II 1995 Mac, MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows
Walls of Rome 1993 DOS
Caesar I 1992 Amiga, Atari ST, DOS
Rome: Pathway to Power 1992 Amiga, DOS
Warrior of Rome II 1992 Sega Mega Drive, Sega Genesis
Warrior of Rome 1991 Sega Mega Drive, Sega Genesis
Centurion: Defender of Rome 1990 IBM PC DOS, Amiga, Mega Drive
Legions of Death 1987 Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum
Annals of Rome 1986 Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum
Legionnaire 1982 Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Works inspired by Roman history, or by works of fiction and non-fiction about Rome

Science fiction

Comic books

See also


  1. ^ a b c d http://www.stevensaylor.com/ Saylor, Steven. "Steven Saylor website". Retrieved May 16, 2007
  2. ^ "Someday Never Comes, an Ebook by M.K. Kayem".
  3. ^ Metacritic Score
  4. ^ Dick, Philip K. (December 2011). The VALIS Trilogy. ISBN 978-0547867731. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
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