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    why is there no Julius Caesar, Hannabal, or Alexander the great why are there only 4 games (RTW, MTW, STW, MTWVI) why not a Alexander total war Julius Caesar total war or a Hannibal total war
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    Ceasar and Hannibal are in RTW, or at least it covers that period

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    First off there are only 3 official total war games STW MTW and RTW. MTW:VI is just MTW with the viking invasion expansion pack. Also Alexander the greats time is about 50 years before RTW starts and Hannibal and Gaius Julius Caesar times are included in RTW's time frame. It's easy to get a family member named Hannibal for Carthage, within the first 2 generations usually. For Caesar, you need a Julii family member named Gaius Caesar, then you turn him into a kickass general and statesman.
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    why are there only 4 games
    A game takes time, but as Lars said there is 3

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    There's a Hannibal mod out and at least Alexander mods in production, I believe.
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    Alexander the Great: 363 BC to 321 BC, I think.

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    Julius Caesar's name is Gaius Julius; Caesar is his title I believe.

    I finished my Julii Campaign, never saw a Gaius Julius pop out. Had a lot of Generals named Gaius, but no Gaius Julius. Had a Caius Julius once though...

    Oh yeah, I finished the campaign before Caesar's historical time. I wonder if thats why......

    Anyone had a Publius Cornelius Scipio before?

    Marcus Brutus?

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    i believe it is because it is not based on alexander or julius ceasor but just the time that they lived in.
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    [QUOTE=Marquis of Roland]Julius Caesar's name is Gaius Julius; Caesar is his title I believe.QUOTE]


    Gaius = Praenomen : a given name and usually only used by those close or imtimate with the individual. The praenomen is often inherited for the first-born (thus Gaius Julius was the son of Gaus Julius)

    Julius = Nomen : an inherited family name. The Julii were a patrician family who could trace their ancestry back to the very first kings of Rome from Alba Longa. They also reputedly descended from Romulus (and thus Mars) and Aeneas (and thus Aphrodite).

    Caesar = Cognomen : the closest Roman equivalent to a nickname. In this case, Caesar literally means 'full head of hair' and was probably used to describe one of Caesar's hairier ancestors (seeing as he was almost bald). The cognomen was also inherited if the family was prestigious enough. Thus Caesar's father and grandfather were also called Gaius Julius Caesar.



    Another example would be Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus.

    Publius = Praenomen

    Cornelius = Nomen : from the gens Cornelii

    Scipio = Cognomen : meaning 'rod' or 'sceptre' and probably referring to a previous ancestor of the gens Cornelii who held an important office such as consul or even dictator.

    Africanus = Honorific : granted to Scipio after his victory at Zama against Hannibal and recognising his part in defeating Carthage.




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    Also Caius - Gaius

    The Romans didn't distinguish c and g
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catiline

    c and g
    what is c and g

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    He means the letters "c" and "g" are the same letter to Romans. In other words, if your name were Roman, clayton and glayton would each be valid spellings of it.

    Am I right in understanding your meaning Gatiline?

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    I'm pretty sure that's not true. The latin "Cogito" for example, meaning to think.

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    They are referring to names.

    Caius/Gaius
    Cnaeus/Gnaeus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marquis of Roland
    Julius Caesar's name is Gaius Julius; Caesar is his title I believe.

    I finished my Julii Campaign, never saw a Gaius Julius pop out. Had a lot of Generals named Gaius, but no Gaius Julius. Had a Caius Julius once though...

    Oh yeah, I finished the campaign before Caesar's historical time. I wonder if thats why......

    Anyone had a Publius Cornelius Scipio before?

    Marcus Brutus?
    no his name was Gaius Julius Ceasar

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    i think why arent there any historic characters popping up in the right time and circumstances. in MTW

    i had avout 50 historic characters almost all in the good period with some good traits.

    i had Joanne d'Arc she had truly pious. i had Salladin a few times. William Wallace, William Marshal, Richard Lionheart, Barbarossa, Henry the Lion, Jacques de .... (executed Crusadermaster) El Cid. and more

    the weirdes was William Tell

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