Imperial Cult BasilicaGlory to the Emperor, divine and victorious!
Before the advent of Christianity as the Empire's official religion, the Romans held a pantheon of gods. Although they were all understood to have once been human, no living man was worshipped as divine. As the Republic waned and began to assume the trappings of Empire, however, the cult of Imperial divinity began to rise. Claiming divine birthright, Caesar fostered the cult of the 'Divine Emperor', which only grew stronger during the illustrious reign of Augustus. Monuments and deistic images of the Emperors persisted as a manifestation of this extreme cult of personality, and they allowed it to remain as a propaganda device. The cult itself persisted as an official religion until Theodosius I made Christianity the state religion, at which point the cult and the 'old' gods of Rome were officially abandoned.
Building NameImperial Cult Basilica
EffectsEnables agent recruitment: Priests (province_to_province_own)
Maximum amount of active Priests increased by +1 (factionwide)
Food consumption: -125 (region_to_region_own)
Public order: +10 (province_to_province_own)
Religious influence: +8 Roman paganism (region_to_region_own)
Religious osmosis: +1 Roman paganism (province_to_province_own)
Provides Garrison Army
No Garrison Units
No Recruitable Units