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The Classical Era is the second era in Civilization VI. It is preceded by the Ancient Era and followed by the Medieval Era.

Intro[edit | edit source]

From humble beginnings, you have shown remarkable growth. Leave your bronze for iron and rule with horse and sword. The sky above begins to reveal its secrets, a collection of heaven that uplifts our hearts and guides us to foreign shores.

Game Info[edit | edit source]

In the Classical Era you finish establishing your civilization, and you gain access to the first set of real governments which will allow you to streamline your further development. You should aim to progress beyond the basics: build more District Districts, found new cities, develop trade beyond that first route and ... conquer your neighbors, if that's your inclination! Technology has now progressed enough to give you all means for taking cities (including the first more advanced units, such as the Swordsman), and you should've dealt with those pesky barbarians around your starting location. Seafaring civilizations should concentrate on developing their navy and building Harbors. And yes, you should Found your Religion, if you can.

Classical Era start[edit | edit source]

Technologies[edit | edit source]

Technology Prerequisites Eureka Unlocks
Celestial Navigation
Celestial Navigation
Sailing

Astrology

Improve 2 Sea Resources Lighthouse, Great Lighthouse, Harbor, Royal Navy Dockyard (England only)
Currency
Currency
Writing Make a Trade Route Market, Sukiennice (Poland only), Commercial Hub
Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding
Animal Husbandry Build a Pasture Stable, Ordu (Mongolia only), Horseman, Saka Horse Archer (Scythia only), Varu (India only), Hetairoi (Alexander only)
Iron Working
Iron Working
Bronze Working Build an Iron Mine Jebel Barkal, Swordsman, Ngao Mbeba (Kongo only), Legion (Rome only), Immortal (Persia only), Hypaspist (Macedon only), Oppidum (Gaul only)
Mathematics
Mathematics
Currency Build 3 different specialty districts Petra

+1 Movement Movement for all naval units

Shipbuilding
Shipbuilding
Sailing Own 2 Galleys Colossus, Quadrireme, Kampung (Indonesia only), Dromon (Byzantium only)

Allows all land units to embark.

Construction
Construction
Horseback Riding

Masonry

Build a Water Mill Terracotta Army, Siege Tower, Toa (Māori only)
Engineering
Engineering
Wheel Build Ancient Walls Aqueduct, Bath (Rome only), Catapult

Civics[edit | edit source]

Civic Prerequisites Inspiration Unlocks
Games and Recreation
Games and Recreation
State Workforce Research the Construction technology Insulae, Arena, Tlachtli (Aztec only), Colosseum, Entertainment Complex, Street Carnival (Brazil only), Hippodrome (Byzantium only)
Political Philosophy
Political Philosophy
State Workforce, Early Empire Meet 3 city-states Autocracy, Oligarchy, Classical Republic, Charismatic Leader, Diplomatic League, Apadana
Drama and Poetry
Drama and Poetry
Early Empire Build a wonder Literary Tradition, Amphitheater, Theater Square, Acropolis (Greece only)
Military Training
Military Training
Military Tradition, Games and Recreation Build an Encampment Maneuver, Strategos

1 Envoy Envoy

Defensive Tactics
Defensive Tactics
Games and Recreation, Political Philosophy Be the target of a Declaration of War Bastions, Limes, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

R&F-Only.png 1 Governor Title

Recorded History
Recorded History
Political Philosophy, Drama and Poetry Build 2 Campus districts Natural Philosophy, Praetorium, Great Library

R&F-Only.png 1 Governor Title

Theology
Theology
Mysticism, Drama and Poetry Found a Religion Scripture, Temple, Madrasa (Arabia only), Prasat (Khmer only), Stave Church (Norway only), Mahabodhi Temple

1 Envoy Envoy

Tile Improvements[edit | edit source]

Roman Fort Roman Fort
Kampung Kampung
Pā
Rock-Hewn Church Rock-Hewn Church

Units[edit | edit source]

Districts and Buildings[edit | edit source]

Wonders[edit | edit source]

Apadana Apadana
Colosseum Colosseum
Colossus Colossus
Great Library Great Library
Great Lighthouse Great Lighthouse
Jebel Barkal Jebel Barkal
Machu Picchu Machu Picchu GS-Only.png
Mahabodhi Temple Mahabodhi Temple
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Petra Petra
Statue of Zeus Statue of Zeus
Terracotta Army Terracotta Army

R&F-Only.png Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.

GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.

Related achievements[edit | edit source]

After Antiquity
After Antiquity
Win a regular game with a Classical Era start.
'Classical antiquity' is another name for the time period covering the ancient history of Greece and Rome, which are widely respected in the Western world.
Civilization VI Eras [edit]

AncientClassicalMedievalRenaissanceIndustrialModernAtomicInformationFuture GS-Only.png

GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.

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