The Greek civilization (Greeks) are a playable civilization in Civilization II.


The Greeks are an orange civilization. A game including the Greeks will not involve the Carthaginians or English.


Alexander the Great and Hippolyta (Civ2)
Main article: Leaders (Civ2)

The default male leader of the Greeks is Alexander. Alexander the Great (356–323 BC) was an Argead king of Macedon who successfully conquered the Persians. Although his kingdom lay on the Greek periphery and his empire was divided among his generals upon his death, he is still generally credited with the hellenization of the Near East for the next 1000 years.

The default female leader is Hippolyta, daughter of Ares and queen of the Amazons in Greek legend.

Greek leaders use governments' default titles except for democracy. Greek presidents, like English or Japanese ones, are titled "prime minister".


The Greek AI is expansionist and militaristic.

City list Edit

Main article: City (Civ2)

The default list of Greek cities consists of a mix of English, Latin, ancient Greek, and modern Greek names of Greek, Minoan, Hittite, and Macedonian settlements, colonies, battle sites, and islands.

  1. Athens
  2. Sparta
  3. Thermopylae
  4. Corinth
  5. Delphi
  6. Pharsalos
  7. Knossos
  8. Argos
  9. Mycenae
  10. Herakleia
  11. Ephesos
  12. Thessalonica
  13. Rhodes
  14. Eretria
  15. Troy
  16. Marathon
  17. Halicarnassus
  18. Pergamon
  19. Miletos
  20. Artemisium
  21. Megara
  22. Phocaea
  23. Sicyon
  24. Gortyn
  25. Mytilene
  26. Tegea
  27. Syracuse
  28. Apollonia
  29. Patrae
  30. Piraeus
  31. Euripus
  32. Larissa
  33. Pella
  34. Myrina
  35. Chios
  36. Naxos
  37. Physeus
  38. Posidium
  39. Etea
  40. Iraklion
  41. Cyrene
  42. Messina
  43. Nicaea
  44. Volos
  45. Pylos
  46. Arta
  47. Olympia
  48. Torone
  49. Singus
  50. Philippi
  51. Thasos
  52. Xanthus

When this list is completed, the game continues with the names in the extra cities list. When that list is completed, the game cycles back to the top of this list with "Athens" again.

Knossos lies within modern Iraklion. Cyrene and Syracuse also appear on the Roman list. Nicaea is the same settlement as Iznik, which appears on the Persian list.


Main article: Scenario (Civ2)

Alexander the Great is a scenario involving the Macedonian kingdom's conquest of the Persian empire that appeared in Conflicts in Civilization.

In the Rome scenario, Alexander's empire has been divided up among his generals: the Seleucid Greeks (using Chinese settings) under Antiochus control southwest Asia from Seleucia in Mesopotamia; the Ptolemaic Greeks (using Spanish settings) under Ptolemy control Egypt from Alexandria beside the Nile delta; and the Macedonian Greeks (using Viking settings) control northern Greece proper from Pella. The Ind. Greeks and Allies (using Greek settings) include Delphi, Rhodes, Pergamum, and Massilia, controlled by Hiero from Syracuse. Sparta remains overrun by the Celts (using Mongol settings).

In the World War II scenario, Greece—consisting only of Athens—forms part of the Allies controlled by Churchill from London.

Civilization II Civilizations


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