The Empire is a mix of the clasic Roman one, but mixed with influence's of greek, and general central European nations of the time. I understand that the Romans had a steam engine in the works, but due to fears of economic collapse it was never fully realized. What technology's would they have access too, ignoring magic unless needed and gun weaponry (gunpowder is rare and is not aquired in the traditional sense.) Second question ever, please criticise so I can get better, thank you.
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Impossible to say
Contrary to a common belief, the Middle Ages were not just a dark time of misery. There was technical and economic progress in many areas. Crop rotation, horse collars, etc. It is impossible to say if it was necessary to break the Roman manor system to make that happen, or if it would have happened anyway.
- If you want to, you could have all the developments in Europe up to the Renaissance, except that it comes faster because there are no petty feuds. Big cities and big manors provide the surplus to fund researchers.
- If you want to, development stagnates as the big landowners refuse to transition away from a slave economy and any surplus is wasted on orgies in the Imperial palace.