From the back of the box:
"For the glory of the Empire!
Praetorians is an epic real time strategy game set at the rise of the Roman Empire and Julius Ceasar's drive to extend its borders. As a Roman general, you will travel through 24 missions across the desert battlefields of Egypt, the frozen lands of the Barbarian tribes and to the heart of the Empire itself - Italy.
Control three different civilizations, each featuring a unique set of troops and war machines.
The terrain and landscape play a major part in battle. Your enemy will understand each situation's defensive and offensive possibilities - will YOU?
Compete for the honour of Rome with up to 8 generals over LAN or Internet.
From Pyro Studios - the creators of the Commandos series."