The basic premise of the video was that Heron of Alexandria discovered steam power, in the form of his aeolipile (a steam-powered turbine) and that, if Heron had been supported and had had the time, money and resources to continue improvement on the aeolipile, the Roman empire would have been able to move into the Steam-Age.Monsieur Z on YouTube wrote:Alternate History: What If Rome Discovered Steam Power?
Published on 6 Dec 2017
What if the Roman Empire had developed and expanded on Heron's Steam Engine? Let's talk about that!
Monsieur Z quickly moves into developing an alternate-history version of how Rome might have moved forwards if it evolved into a steam-powered empire.
Does anyone think this sort of alternate-timeline would work well for tabletop roleplaying?
Are there any steam-punk Rome books out there?