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Sandalpunk, also known as Bronzepunk, is a subgenre of Cyberpunk that is set in an alternate universe in which civilizations during the Ancient era have access to advanced fantastic Bronze-Age or Iron-Age technology. This would potentially lead to a less-isolated retro-futurist Greece that was never conquered or a retro-futurist Roman Empire that never fell. Prime examples would be the mechanical wonders in films like Jason and the Argonauts (1963) and Clash of the Titans (1981) or the God of War video game series. High-technology in such works is rare (usually a "one-off" by a genius philosopher or a hand-crafted "trade secret" product made by workshops of artificiers) but potentially indistinguishable from miracles or magic. Another example is the retro-futuristic blend of Imperial Rome and 1930s Fascist Italy in Julie Taymor's Titus (1999). There are motor vehicles, radios, and simple firearms, but war is still waged by armor-clad troops with swords and spears.


  • Greek and Roman art and architecture.
  • Advanced technology built on real Ancient Greek and Roman technology, such as Greek watermills producing electricity or more advanced versions of the Antikythera mechanism. Sometimes magic, usually given by the gods, is involved in the making or handling of the technology.
  • Greek and Roman weapons and armor with details that hint to a more technologically advanced society. Example: Greek sci-fi helmets by forrestimel.



  • Achilles vs. Mecha-Hector; A Bronzepunk Adventure by Jesse Besson Tate
  • Assassin's Creed: Odyssey by Gordon Doherty
  • God of War novels
  • The Pillars of Hercules by David Constantine


  • 300
  • Clash of the Titans
  • Jason and the Argonauts


  • Son of Zeus
  • Star Trek: The Original Series, specifically S2E25: "Bread and Circuses"

Video Games[]

  • Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  • Bronzepunk
  • God of War franchise
  • Hades
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising
  • Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
  • Ryse: Son of Rome