ROME Caesar Deck
ROME Caesar Deck:Ancient Rome was flush in rich colors, lavish outfits and historically influential characters. The ROME: Antony & Caesar pair of Decks focuses on the time periods of the First and Second Triumvirates of Rome's damatic history. The First Triumvirate ended when Julius Caesar defeated Pompey the Great and became Dictator, before his assassination by members of the Senate. The Second Triumvirate ended when Octavian defeated Mark Antony & Cleopatra, and eventually became the first Emperor of Rome (and given the name Augustus).
The ROME Tuck Boxes have Red and Blue textured background images, and are accented with GOLD FOIL designs. Caesar's Tuck features an imperial Eagle and a customary Roman border design. Antony's Tuck features a majestic Lion and a border design with hints of Egyptian styling (symbolizing Antony's final years in Egypt, with Cleopatra). Both Tucks include the Roman banner, Laurel Wreath and SPQR elements on the Back. The Top of Caesar's Tuck has the words "ALEA IACTA EST and VENI VIDI VICI" - Latin for "The die is cast" and "I came, I saw, I conquered". The Top of Antony's Tuck has the words "TARUM ET CLAMA DIMIT CANIBUS QUATIT" - Latin for "Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war".
TUCK FEATURES: Printed on Matte Premium Paper Stock
• EXTERIOR - 4-Color Process + GOLD FOIL + Embossing
• INTERIOR - 4-Color Process (Map and Courts' full names)
The Back Cards for the Antony and Caesar Decks are two of the most unique Back Cards in the world of Playing Cards! The imagery for the Back Cards portray the deaths of Julius Caesar (Red) and Mark Antony (Blue). They are inspired by two public domain paintings and recreated in a style that matches the rest of the designs ("The Death of Julius Caesar" and "Cleopatra Captured by Roman Soldiers after the Death of Mark Antony").
The Court Cards for the ROME Decks portray twelve of the most influential men and women from the end of the Roman Republic. The list of characters include Cicero, Cleopatra, Mark Antony, Marcus Brutus, Servilia Caepionis, Julius Caesar, Cassius, Octavia Minor, Pompey the Great, Marcus Agrippa, Livia Drusilla and Augustus. They are drawn with rich and vibrant colors. Colors that are associated with Ancient Rome.
The Numbers Cards for the ROME Decks are designed to look similar to an Ancient Roman Shield in the center, and opposing soldiers positioned on each side (the large PIPS). Subtle details are hidden within the Map background throughout all of the Face Cards.
The ROME: Antony & Caesar Decks are printed by Legends Playing Cards, and utilize their incredible Classic Finish. Cards fit for an Emperor!