Wednesday, 26 November 2014
When Troy fell, Aeneas migrated to Italy where his descendent, Romulus, founded Rome and Augustus Caesar founded the Empire.
As the Roman Empire declined, Gaius Valerius Gratillonius built defensive systems that would become feudalism.
As the Solar Commonwealth and the Polesotechnic League declined, David Falkayn founded Avalon.
After the Commonwealth had fallen, Manuel Argos founded the Terran Empire.
As the Terran Empire declined, Dominic Flandry prolonged its existence and strengthened certain planets that would hopefully survive its Fall.
After the Terran Empire had fallen, Roan Tom formed an alliance of Kraken, Sassania and Nike.
While the Commonalty was still strong, Daven Laure opened up the Cloud Universe whose owners will command more wealth than many civilizations.
Thus, after three declines and subsequent periods of impoverishment, Poul Anderson's History of Technic Civilization ends with a period of expansion and enrichment.