The Roman civilisation dates from the 8th century BC. Developing into the city of Rome and subsequently giving its name to the Empire over which it ruled. The Roman Empire expanded into one of the largest in the ancient world and through the many centuries of its existence evolved from a monarchy, to a classical republic to an autocratic empire.
The Romans have contributed to modern law, politics, government, art, literature, warfare, technology, society, language and religion. This empire also achieved incredible architectural and engineering feats with the construction of an extensive network of roads and aqua-ducts as well as large monuments, palaces and public facilities.
The expert craftsmen of Berkeley Chess have recreated the imperious atmosphere of Rome with this classical chess set and we have matched it with a striking walnut deluxe board from Spain. The details of each chess piece are as follows:
King: Julius Caesar
Queen: A Lady of noble birth in typical dress
Bishop: A Standard Bearer carrying the insignia of the Legion
Knight: Equestrian soldier of the period
Rook: A Roman garrison tower
Pawn: Armed Legionnaire of the period