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Revision as of 13:14, 4 December 2019

Istroyan civilization
c. 2200 BCE–848 CE
Flag of Istroya
Istroyan coins from c. 200 BCE recovered from mainland Sarpedon
Istroyan coins from c. 200 BCE recovered from mainland Sarpedon
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Map of the theorized maximum extent of Istroyan civilization c. 500 BCE
StatusIndependent city-states
Common languagesProtogreco
GovernmentClassic democracy
c. 2200 BCE
848 CE
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The Istroyan civilization was an ancient society that expanded from the eastern coast of Sarpedon down the coastline of the continent and the neighboring islands including possibly Istroyan city-states in Southern Levantia. The name of the civilization is derived from the city-state of Istroîon in Eastern Sarpedon founded in the 23rd century BCE. The influence of Istroyan culture spread across the world and is theorized to have heavily influence Latin culture and early society which frequently interacted with the Istroyans in both commerce and warfare. An immense maritime power, the golden age of the civilization lasted from c. 1500 BCE to 500 BCE, the decline slightly precipitated the rise of the Republic of Caphiria which engaged in major trade wars which crippled Istroyan city-states. This combined with infighting and foreign invasion from barbarian tribes to the west led to the collapse of Istroyan civilization on the mainland before 200 BCE. City-states on the islands east of the continent continued to survive into the common era, but attacks by Bergendii raiders between the 7th and 9th centuries CE devastated the remaining city-states. The last city-state to fall to the Bergendii was Apamos, located in present day Monteangelo, which fell in 848 CE signalling the end of Istroyan civilization.


Emergence c. 2200 - 1000 BCE

The Istroyans founded numerous colonies along the eastern coasts of the Sarpedon to provide safe harbors for their merchant fleets and to maintain the monopoly on an area's natural resources, and to conduct trade free from outside interference. They were also motivated to found these cities by a desire to satisfy the demand for trade goods or to escape the necessity of paying tribute.Althugh the colonization waves considered intense, they lacked the population or necessity to establish large self-sustaining cities abroad which led with mixing with other peoples; a profound example were the cities at Sydona with their distinct sub-culture.

During that time some impressive cities were founded, the greatest examples were Magas by Talearic the Navigator, his city will become the center of commerce over the next centuries

Golden Age c. 1000 - 500 BCE

Decline c. 500 BCE - 848 CE


Politics and society