I played this game a few years ago and suddenly feel the need to find it again.
The board represented most of Europe and North Africa. Each player had an empire and was represented by a historical figure (Julius Cesar, Cleopatra, Hammurabi, etc. I forget who represented the Greeks. Not Alexander the Great). Each empire had some advantage (the Greeks produced 1 extra ship each round).
The map was divided into territories, some with resources which could be exploited. Something like wood, grain, metal, etc.
Can anyone identify what it was?