Perhaps the following is well known.. Here's what happened: I started with two settlers (both "none" home city), founded a capital (Rome), started building settler in it and used the second "none" settler to build roads to "prepare field" for expansion. Produced settler in Rome, found second city (Caesarea) - and still had the "none" settler around, basically as a "road builder". Then Greeks came, took Caesarea, then Rome... I was already expecting the "centuries later.." screen. BUT thanks to the fact I still had one "none" settler, the game went on. I was able to found another (capital) city (Carthage) with this settler. To my surprise, it even had a Palace. A refreshing tidbit, for me. Might seem pretty basic, but I don't remember experiencing this during all those years playing civ! EDIT: Attached a savegame (this time Romans overtaken by Americans) for those who want to try it.