The highly acclaimed Crusader Kings 2 Mod "The Commune of Rome". The Commune of Rome was a republic that rose up in Rome in the mid 12th century. They succeeded in kicking the Pope out of Rome (with the aid of the HRE) and ruled it for several years before it lost the HRE's support, and thus it's existence. But what if it hadn't. In answering that question this mod does more than simply rectify the historical error of not including the Commune (there are rather a lot of errors like that in Italy, but that is a problem for another day). We have created an alternate route to the Roman Empire, but along a historical path.
Tentative of resolve the Gladiators spamming events. As you have noticed playing the new version there are some problems with the Gladiators events... sometimes more that a Gladiator wins / loses / whatever a battle and you get 12s of Pop up opened togheter!