Authentic City Names – The Last Roman mod for Total War: Attila.
What it does:
This mod is pretty much what it says on the tin: better, more authentic city names for the campaign map and battles. While trying to come up with suggestions for Augustusng‘s “Authentic Faction Names” (which this mod should work well with), I got interested in the names for the cities themselves, and so I started trying to see how many of them were accurate. For the Grand Campaign, most of them were, but a number used names that were either too old or too new, not appropriate for the faction, designated a more minor city, or described an area rather than a specific city. Names in The Last Roman were a little more difficult, as it appears CA used a number of modern names that would still have been Latin or weren’t appropriate for the culture.
As with the GC version, here’s my list of changes and explanations:
- Lemonum -> Pictavium: Latin version of Celtic name for modern Poitiers
- Narbonne -> Narbona: Anachronistic name
- Nimes -> Nemausus: Anachronistic name
- Vapincum -> Eburodunum: At the time, this was likely a more prominent city
- Nikaia -> Nicaea: Latin version of Greek name
- Vienne -> Lugdunum: Modern-day Lyon, the actual capital of the Burgundians
- Illici -> Dianium: At the time, this was likely a more prominent city
- Aeminium -> Conimbriga: At the time, this was likely a more prominent city
- Astorga -> Asturica: Anachronistic name
- Tolentum -> Toletum: I don’t know why CA added the “n” so I removed it
- Rusaddir -> Mlila: Berber name for a city owned by the Mauri
- Pomaria -> Tlemsan: Anachronistic name
- Cirta -> Constantina: CA had it right in the GC, not sure why they changed it back.
- Patavium -> Tarvisium: At the time, this may have been a more prominent city, as Patavium had been laid waste by the Huns
- Lissus -> Olcinium: At the time, this may have been a more prominent city,
Total War: ATTILA – The Last Roman Campaign Pack