Tyrant of Athens

Alternative title(s)
Antiquity gameCAG
ReleaseNov, 1982
DeveloperM.C. Lothlorien
Platform(s)ZX-81, ZX Spectrum, Dragon 32/64
GenreText-based; strategy game; empire-building
SettingAthens in the 5th century BCE, battling various nations (Sparta, Corinth, Ionia, Persia)
Notable charactersB


Lowe, D. (2009). ‘Playing with Antiquity: Videogame Receptions of the Classical World’ in D. Lowe & K. Shahabudin (eds.), Classics for All: Reworking Antiquity in Mass Culture. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 64-90.

Additional keywords

history, resource management

Click here to play the game. The ‘written notes’ can be found here.

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