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The Greeks are one of the 18 nations in the original Rise of Nations. They have the Power of Philosophy, which is based on the historical facts of ancient Greek city-states being the "birthplace of philosophy", where many concepts considered ahead of its time were formulated, such as the concept of philosophy itself, democracy, reason and inquiry (fundamental in early stages of science), et cetera.

Power of Philosophy[]

  • Library research 10% cheaper (except Knowledge.png Knowledge) and 100% faster.
  • Can build Universities and collect Knowledge.png Knowledge from the beginning of the game.
  • Start with a University.
    • When starting with the Nomad option, the free University isn't given.
  • Libraries and Universities 66% cheaper.

Unique units[]

The Greek unique Heavy Cavalry have 36 movement speed instead of the 30-33 of regular Heavy Cavalry. Additionally, except for the Companion, Greek unique Heavy Cavalry have a 5% damage bonus against buildings and units.

Unit Description
Companion.png
Companion
Greek Unique Heavy Cavalry, Classical Age.png Classical Age - powerful, armored, shock melee units. Faster than normal Heavy Cavalry.
Royal Companion.png
Royal Companion
Greek Unique Heavy Cavalry, Medieval Age.png Medieval Age - powerful, armored, shock melee units. Faster than normal Heavy Cavalry.
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Stratiotai
Greek Unique Heavy Cavalry, Gunpowder Age.png Gunpowder Age - powerful, armored, shock melee units. Faster than normal Heavy Cavalry.
Royal Stratiotai.png
Royal Stratiotai
Greek Unique Heavy Cavalry, Enlightenment Age.png Enlightenment Age - powerful, armored, shock melee units. Faster than normal Heavy Cavalry.

Leaders[]

Cities[]

  • Ialysus
  • Samos
  • Phocaea
  • Chios
  • Thera
  • Melos
  • Pharsalus
  • Paros
  • Thessalonica
  • Demetrias
  • Delos
  • Zacynthus
  • Elatea
  • Erythrae
  • Mantinea
  • Syracuse
  • Corcyra
  • Byzantium
  • Alexandria
  • Potidaea
  • Heraclea
  • Apollonia
  • Epidamnus
  • Patrai
  • Chalcedon
  • Cos
  • Cnidus
  • Priene
  • Colophon
  • Clazomenae
  • Teos
  • Samos
  • Mytilene
  • Myrina
  • Thasus
  • Samothrace
  • Piraeus
  • Zarax
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