In _Roman Empire_ the player is put in the role of the emperor of Rome, in the
first century BCE. Your goal is to successfully expand the empire by occupying
neighbouring countries. Each year you must make decisions (using text menus),
whether to assemble armies from legions, appoint generals to command them, and
finally launch campaigns against your foes (which last more than one turn, you
can reinforce or withdraw armies). Battles are resolved each turn by the
computer. Troops are characterized by quality, morale and fatigue levels. With
your armies fighting abroad, watch out for barbarians!
There are 3 difficulty settings. Certain versions (Atari, Dragon) displayed
additional graphics (maps) and differed in the number of countries to conquer.