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Alexandria (40AD)

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Game version: v1.2 (any language)
Difficulty: Normal
Population: 10700
Culture rating: 78
Security rating: 100
Prosperity rating: 93
Favor rating: 100
Behold! Alexandria is now Romanised. Following Augustus's takever of Aegyptus, the Hellenic jewel of the previously Ptolemaic province suffered a number of popular revolts, claiming for the return of the exiled princes of Egypt and the autonomy only recently lost with the death of Cleopatra.

This map is the closest possible rendition of Alexandria with archaelogical records of its grid- made a tad more complicated by a not-so-canon geographical map.

Featured in this urban map is the Canopic road, in parallel to the coast, leading all the way to the nearby town of Kanopos by way of a stadium on the Northeastern premises. This main artery of Alexandria, is further intercepted by the roads of Argeus and Aspendia. Between these two roads lay the most prominent estates, housing the wealthy just south of the Paneum temple complex.

Further to the Southwestern edge is the Serapion, and just beyond it the Alexandrine Stadium. This is one of many entertainment buildings, though coverage is limited to the wealthy. This is because there weren't that many stadia in Alexandria, but rather gymnasia- which gave way to the fora presented here. Also featured is the Mouseion and Library of Alexandria.

While Justice rules the land, revolts from he transition in power are still evident. This is because the formerly self-governing Greeks are now placed under direct Imperial Roman administration. The glimmering island of Pharos and its lighthouse (represented by a marble statue) are merged with the Brucheion palace complex, which in turn is a safe haven for the governor. This came to be as most public demonstrations take place around the military district just south of the Palace walls.

Another set of walls, surrounding the fields, granaries, and warehouses, are representative of the shores of the Mareotis lake. Under new Roman administration, the city's original walls just expanded in that direction- as you can see from the recently planted trees in what used to be the Southern border of the city (SE edge of the inner walls, since the basemap is slightly rotated). In its place, the harbour now hosts a new entertainment district: a naumachia and arena which neighbour the original industrial complex.
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