The Classical Age is a period in human history that lasted roughly from 500 B.C. and about 300 B.C. The games however, extends this period to about 500 A.D.It is most notably named after the height of the Greek civilization. Other memorable events from the era are the Greco-Persian Wars, the Peloponnesian War and the conquests of Alexander the Great.
Also noted is one of the greatest militaristic civilizations of all time; the Roman Empire. Forged in the Punic Wars, Ancient Rome became a template which many other civiliations and world powers would model themselves after. The Roman Empire lasted, in some respects, until 1453. Asia also saw great change during this period with the birth of Confucianism and the first unification of Chinese civilization under Qin Shi Huang. The Classical Age also saw the birth of Christianity, one of the most influential entities of all time.
After advancing to the Classical Age, players are given a new palette of buildings to build, technologies to research, and units to create. Depending on the nation picked, you may begin to produce unique units as well. New buildings that are available in this age include the Stable, the Siege Factory, the Fort, the Granary, the Lumbermill, the Mine, the Smelter and the University.
The icon of the Classic Age is based on the Parthenon Temple located in Athens, Greece.
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