People love to talk about how amazing it is that people still play Skyrim after more than 10 years, but did you know that the Roman Empire lasted for more than a thousand years?
You can’t rule over a huge area that spans several continents for a thousand years without leaving a mark, and in the 2020s, Rome’s impact can be seen everywhere.
The Romans came to Tamriel and inspired the Cyrodiil Empire, but real Patricians still want more.
With the help of the following mods, history buffs and fans of the Roman Empire can bring even more Roman culture into Skyrim.
- 17. Ashara SSE Romantic Outfit for UNP – FavoredSoul
- 16. Ashley Romantic Outfit – CBBE 3BA
- 15. Frankly HD Imperial Armor & Weapons
- 14. HD 4K Imperial Tents Retexture
- 13. Legion Signifiers (Roman Standard)
- 12. Byzantine Third Empire Flag
- 11. Roman Reman
- 10. Roman Imperial Sword (Re-Textured)
- 9. Ancient Imperial Septims
- 8. Imperial Champion
- 7. Revitalized Imperial Armor
- 6. Imperial Guard Centurion Armor
- 5. Imperial Tribune Armor
- 4. Ashara SSE Imperial Outfit
- 3. Project Caelifinis – A Latin Language Conversion
- 2. Ruina Imperii SE
- 1. Historical Revival: The Roman Era
17. Ashara SSE Romantic Outfit for UNP – FavoredSoul
This mod introduces a new outfit and boots inspired by the artwork of Victoria Francés.
The outfit is available as a separate item and comes in different colors for both male and female characters.
Additionally, players have the choice to replace the wedding outfit and/or the party outfit with one of the variations of the Romantic outfit from the mod.
16. Ashley Romantic Outfit – CBBE 3BA
This mod offers a premium set of romantic costumes specifically designed for Ashley, a character in Resident Evil 4 Remake.
The costumes are inspired by romantic themes and feature high-quality designs.
Players can enjoy dressing Ashley in these unique outfits, adding a touch of romance to the game’s atmosphere.
15. Frankly HD Imperial Armor & Weapons
It’s not hard to see that the Romans had a hand in making the guns and armor of the Imperial Legion.
So, the first thing you can do to make your game more Roman is to make sure that the Imperial Legion looks its best.
All of the Imperial Legion’s gear, from the most basic to the unique outfits worn by General Tullius and General Carius, has been updated in HD Imperial Armor & Weapons.
All of the textures are high-resolution and come in both 2K and 4K versions. Sleeves and pants can be added to protect the troops from the cold weather in Skyrim.
14. HD 4K Imperial Tents Retexture
Non-Romans who lived close to Roman land were afraid of the Roman Legions.
I can’t even begin to think how scared a Gaulish child must have been when they saw the red tents of the Roman Legion just a few kilometers from their village.
This mod gives the tents of the Imperial Legion new designs that look just like fabric, wood, bark, and iron.
It’s a small feature that will make any trip to a Legion camp much more realistic.
13. Legion Signifiers (Roman Standard)
A Roman Legion has no authority if it isn’t carrying a Roman standard.
Legion Signifiers bring these symbols of power and authority to Skyrim. You’ll see them planted at Legion camps and carried by Imperial detachments patrolling the land.
While these standards honor the Cyrodiilic Empire, they look undeniably Roman in style.
Seeing the Imperial seal flapping in the wind during a fierce battle against Stormcloak rebels can give Legionnaires the final push they need to overcome their enemies. For the Emperor!
12. Byzantine Third Empire Flag
It helps to be specific about the region and time when talking about the Roman Empire.
The Roman Empire lasted over 1000 years, but it suffered countless transformations during that time, and different “subcultures” sprang from this cultural melting pot.
This mod is based on the aesthetic sensibilities of the Byzantine Romans, who split off from the rest of the Roman Empire around 395 CE and ruled over the Eastern territories.
It transforms every Third Empire Flag in the game to resemble the first Byzantine flag in color and general design. Still, it maintains the Cyrodiilic Empire’s symbology (like the dragon and Amulet of Kings).
11. Roman Reman
The Gladius and Spatha were the Roman Legion’s pride and joy.
These weapons were designed with ease of use in mind, keeping their center of gravity close to the center so they could be maneuvered easily with one hand while the other held a shield.
The Roman Reman mod introduces a Gladius and a Spatha said to have originated in the times of the Reman Empire – also known as the Second Cyrodiilic Empire.
You’ll find two versions of the blades ready to install: a polished one and a more rustic and weathered option.
Since almost everything in Skyrim is covered in soot, I’d go for the weathered one.
10. Roman Imperial Sword (Re-Textured)
Another beautiful Gladius you can’t overlook is this Roman Imperial Sword.
Unlike the previous blade, this Gladius belongs to the real Roman Empire, as made evident by the classical Roman motifs on both the handle and the wooden sheath.
The blade is engraved with a phrase in Latin, Senatus Populusque Romanus, referring to the government of the ancient Roman Republic – a symbol of the Empire at large.
It’s time for those Stormcloak barbarians to know true Roman strength.
9. Ancient Imperial Septims
In the Roman Empire, making coins was simple and not very efficient, at least compared to how it is done now.
Also, gold and silver, which aren’t the most lasting metals, were used to make coins.
Because of this, it was normal for Roman coins to have small flaws and a rough finish.
This mod takes ideas from these old coins to make the Imperial septims look much more real. The new septims look like they were made by hand and are a little worn.
You can also choose between silver and gold septims, which is a nice touch.
8. Imperial Champion
The Roman army’s most decorated and high-ranking members often wore crests on their helmets – also called Galea – to signify their rank and honor.
Bandits and barbarians would tremble at the sight of these bright crests, for they knew a whole host of legionnaires followed close behind.
The Imperial Champion armor set features several plumed and crested helmets for your Roman Dragonborn. It includes six helmets, one cuirass, boots, bracers, and various weapons.
During installation, you get to choose whether your Roman soldiers will wear pants or not. There’s also a choice between red and blue accents – though we all know the most Roman choice.
7. Revitalized Imperial Armor
A similar concept with better execution is found in Revitalized Imperial Armor.
This mod overhauls the Imperial Legion’s gear and weapons to look more regal and representative of the Empire’s culture.
It replaces the somewhat rustic armor of Imperial legionnaires with something more refined, reflecting the Empire’s more “civilized” and courtly attitudes contrasting the Nord way of life.
This makes Imperial army divisions look like well-funded groups with standardized equipment, as they should be. The bright red capes are a big favorite of mine.
6. Imperial Guard Centurion Armor
We’ll step away from realism to check out one of the most bad-ass armor sets ever.
The Imperial Guard Centurion Armor is meant for only the most elite fighters in the Imperial army.
It’s a heavy plate armor capable of protecting the wearer from almost any blow and striking fear in the hearts of their enemies.
The fully-closed helmet and tall crest make Imperial Guard Centurions look more like soul-less killing machines than human soldiers – and that’s the point.
5. Imperial Tribune Armor
As the highest-ranking Imperial military man in the province of Skyrim, General Tullius should wear the best armor the Empire can produce.
The Imperial Tribune Armor is a gorgeous, historically-inspired armor reminiscent of what great generals and rulers of Rome would have worn in the heyday of the Empire.
The toned abdomen and shapely pecs sculpted on the cuirass symbolize the ideal every Roman man should strive for: strong and able.
Good thing steroids weren’t available yet, or Rome might have fallen a lot earlier.
4. Ashara SSE Imperial Outfit
Romans weren’t at war 100% of the time. At least, not all of them were.
Watch any Roman historical reenactment in theater or film, and you’ll see Roman citizens wearing simple cloth tunics known as Chiltons instead of muscular armor.
The Ashara SSE Imperial Outfit brings a version of the Chilton to Skyrim, wearable regardless of gender and available in various vivid colors.
They’re comfortable for lounging at your Domus, watching a match at the Colosseum, or heading down to the forum for gossip and shopping.
3. Project Caelifinis – A Latin Language Conversion
Many languages, such as Greek and Etruscan, were used throughout the Roman Empire throughout its history, but Latin enjoyed favor as the official tongue for the longest time.
Project Caelifinis transforms your Skyrim adventure into a Roman fable by replacing most written language with its Latin translation.
It might seem unwieldy, considering most of us don’t speak Latin, but if you’re that much of a Roman fan, this will blow your mind.
My favorite part about this mod is the Latin adaptations of places, titles, and groups.
For example, Skyrim becomes Caelifinis, the Dawnguard becomes the Aurorae Custodes, and the Dark Brotherhood is known as the Fraternitas Obscura.
2. Ruina Imperii SE
The Cyrodiilic Empire is based on the Roman Empire at its height. This is reflected in their architecture and equipment.
Ruina Imperii SE shows us the alternative: an Imperial Legion with equipment based on Late Roman and Early Byzantine styles.
These soldiers look a lot more like real-life medieval warriors. They wear long-sleeved chainmail, carry colorful shields showing off their heraldry, and look historically accurate.
This mod introduces an extensive collection of equipment for everyone from the lowest foot soldier to a warring prince. It’s a real work of art.
1. Historical Revival: The Roman Era
You can’t talk about the Romans without mentioning their enemies, of which there were many.
Two of their most relevant foes are the Celts and the Parthians, both powerful warrior groups that shed copious blood in glorious battles against the Empire.
This Historical Revival mod plunges Skyrim into the Roman Era by replacing Imperials with Romans, Nords with Celts, and the Aldmerii Dominion with Parthia.
Once installed, these groups will wear historically-accurate armor and wield the appropriate weapons for their new culture. In addition, minor details like coinage and ore types have also been altered to match the historical context.
Everything was thoroughly researched before being included, so even the strict history buffs should enjoy this.