Paradox Interactive has released a new update for Imperator: Rome along with some new downloadable content.

Dubbed Menander, the update adds greater depth to cultural management in the game, cognizant of the fact that empires would often make concessions to conquered peoples in order to more easily accommodate them to new rulers. This allows players to build an empire of many cultures, creating unity out of difference.

Additionally, the 1.5 update includes:

  • Cultural Integration: Extend political rights, including citizenship, to large subject minorities, increasing their loyalty and productivity.
  • Reworked Rebellions: Rebels are now more likely to grow in strength among same culture provinces, as rebels take land, demonstrating the viability of their cause.
  • Noble Population: The upper classes in your provinces have specific needs and are more likely to lead rebellions.
  • Reworked Politics: Republics have fewer political parties to track, and their voting preferences are more easily understood.

Along with the aforementioned update, Imperator: Rome players can also dive into some additional add-ons with the release of the Epirus DLC. This pack, focused on the career of the celebrated warrior king, Pyrrhus, includes:

  • Unique Army Model for Epirus
  • Unique Ship Model for Epirus
  • Special Epirote Monument: the Oracle complex of Dodona
  • 6 Event Chains related to the life of Pyrrhus of Epirus each with new art
  • 3 Additional Epirus Event chains, new to Imperator: Rome (available for free to all who pre-ordered Imperator: Rome)
  • One new music track

The Epirus content pack is available now from Steam and the Paradox store for $3.99/£2.89/€3.99.