The classical era in Civilization V is characterized by the following features.
“Proud is the spirit of Zeus-fostered kings – their honor comes from Zeus, and Zeus, god of council, loves them.” – Homer
“He who knows others is wise; He who knows himself is enlightened." – Lao-tzu
“The king’s might is greater than human, and his arm is very long.” – Herodotus
- Burial tomb (Egypt only)
- Mud pyramid mosque (Songhai only)
- Companion cavalry (Greece only)
- Legion (Rome only)
- Mohawk warrior (Iroquois only)
The Piety social policy is unlocked.
When starting a game in the classical era, you receive one settler, one worker, two spearmen, 100 culture, and 10 gold.