My Dad's save game. He mistakenly attacked Rome as soon as he could, and is now struggling to defend his empire. Challenge: turn it around!
You are faced by powerful Scipii armies in Italy, and SPQR. You are also faced with the Brutii in the east. The reforms of Marius have been and gone. You have some legions of battle hardened troops, but your enemies are far more organised.
An additional dynamic is the unrest that plagues some of your cities. Advances into Greece to capture wonders of the world will solve the Brutii problem and the public order issue in one swoop.