The ancient culture that
had the broadest and most long-lasting impact on future civilization was
that of Greece. The Greeks dominated the known world militarily for only a
brief period, but their cultural influence spread farther and lasted much
longer. Rediscovered in the West in large part after the Medieval Dark
Age, it was an important foundation for the growth of modern western
The Greeks were never a
unified kingdom but existed throughout their history as city-states,
sometimes working together and sometimes at war with each other. At the
zenith of Greek military power under Alexander the Great, they remained a
collection of city-states in cooperation. In the early Second Century BC
it was possible to travel from the south of modern France to India needing
to know only Greek to communicate.
have two major bonuses. Their hoplites, phalanxes, and centurions are 30%
faster. Plus their war ships are 30% faster.
ships enable you to strike faster than the enemy can respond too.
lack high resistant conversion units. At first this may not sound too bad
compared to what else you get with the Greeks. But it is when you are
playing against someone like the Egyptian.