lots of work time get wasted on these kind of games, i played a mafia based one for a while in a previous job which helped while away the hours. i'm going to hijack the roman theme for a second and recommend the Total War series of pc games. excellent strategy gaming and they used the game engine to make the history channel series Decisive Battles where they analyse famous battles in history, as well as the BBC series Time Commanders where joe public takes command of an army in an historic battle. both series are available on bittorrent.
on DVD there is a HBO series called Rome, and its awesome. rent or buy it.
in books theres an excellent series by Colleen McCulloch called The First Man in Rome series which starts with gaius marius and his military reforms through to the death of julius ceasar. its about 5 big books and an enjoyable historical time sink.
Best book I have read on Rome (well a short but interesting period of its history) is Caesars Legion. 100% fact, taken from Plutarch, Josephus, Caesar himself etc to compile a story of the famous 10th legion and the Roman empire over the period. Covers most of its expansion, from the first ventures to Portugal, Gaul, Brittain, all the way down to Titus and Vespasian in Israel and over to Tunisia, Egypt etc if my memory serves me correct.
Definately recommend for all those who love the Roman empire and fact. This is why I didnt get into Colleens books as much.
You work and play games? WTF do you do for work? Damn good job that is!
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