One Roman Man’s Fight Against Decline
"Emperor Gallienus, over friendly games of chess with the philosopher, agreed to let Plotinus build a second city near Rome, based on Plato’s Republic, to be called Platonopolis (seven hundred years after Plato’s death)."
I have a question '?:' The chess game originated in the 7th century CE in India, were the greeks already exploring the Indian continent at that time? How did the Greeks adopted the chess game?
Allarichus a barbarian warlord was able to sack Rome and the city never recovered.