This won;t be nearly so literate and entertaining as Catt's posts (I also don;t know how to do screenshots as well), but I'll put up what I've got thus far:
In progress report: Emperor, and the AU Mod where you can;t upgrade Legions to Longbowman (grrrr)
4000 BC - 710 BC
Quoting my own earlier post:
"Rome: LEGIONS, militaristic, and commercial. As in, beeline for Mapmaking (find the AI civs, duh, and cheap harbors for a food-starved island), Iron Working (what was I thinking the first time ), and Monarchy (only one lux... can we say MPs?), followed by Currency (again, harbors thus gold, and one of the key levers has to be money and low corruption). Repeat: I still feel like a dope for my misguided first effort."
Other early thoughts:
* Got Ceremonial Burial from a goody hut. Didn;t much matter, as I was focused on getting out Settlers, Workers and Warriors. * One luxury and MPs were enough for happiness.
* Built a lot more Granaries than usual.
* Got Barbs out of the way fast. Posted Warriors to uncover all the fog, except the the southwest tip, which generated probably 4 encampments.