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Roman Empire is the second case in the adventure game Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time.



"Tie on your toga, Time Pilot. This Time Tunnel terminates in Ancient Rome, circa 50 BCE, during Julius Caesar's reign. For some reason, Rome's amazing water system is completely dry! You'd better find out why.

This case calls for a master engineer. That's why I'm sending along ACME's inventor extraordinaire, Ivan Idea, as your Good Guide. He's got your Time Cuffs and your next Chronopedia chapter. Good luck with the case, Time Pilot. And...dip a toe in the pool if you get a chance." -- The Chief


  • Help Marius in fixing the pipes in the sewer
    • Direct clean water to the bath and fountain
    • Direct dirty water from the bath and latrine to the sewers



Carmen Notes[]

When in Rome, do as Romans do, And when you have a chance -- steal the Forum too!
Then while the people take a tonic, in the public baths,
Use some marble quite Ionic, to hide from Caesar’s wrath!

Scrap Locations[]

  • Near Julius Caesar's feet in his house
  • Behind the pipe piece with a downward facing arrow in the underground sewers
  • Given by Justinian in his bath

Thief's Location[]

  • Behind the ionic column


“Tough luck, Belljar! Your formula for fiendishness has failed! You’re due for a LONG tune-up in the ACME jail!”—Ivan Idea

“You've pulled the plug on my prank, but Carmen won't leave me short-circuited for long! Ha Ha Ha!"—Dr. Belljar

"Way to go, Time Pilot! You busted that beastly Belljar, found the Forum, and restored the history of civil engineering!

Thanks to you, Rome's sewer system is in top working order, and because of that...we all have indoor plumbing today!

For that, you deserve recognition. I'm promoting you to Time Scout! Now you've got something to scout about. There's a whole new case just up ahead. Can you take it on right now?"—The Chief