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Academy

Age: Bronze
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Stable.
Upgrade Cost: - - -
Cost: 200 wood
Hit Points: 350
Upgrade of: - - -
Special: - - -
Description:
The Academy lets you train elite infantry units, including the Hoplite, Phalanx, and Centurion.
Researching Architecture increases hit points and decreases construction time.
History
The Academy was the Greek equivalent of a school. Students, usually only free men and favored slaves, received an education at the Academy. Subjects of study included the typical fare of schools but also politics, athletics, and military training. The most rigorous of the Greek Academies were those of Sparta where boys were taken from their parents at an early age and educated in a military environment. The Academy prepared the individual for service to the state as a citizen and a soldier in the phalanx. In one of the remarkable encounters of history, the future Alexander the Great was educated at the Academy of Aristotle.
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