So we just got done playing a few games with the expansion and I have to ask what the designers were thinking when they made the Greeks. Seriously, the Greece not only has an amazing special ability (especially in smaller games), but then they get to start with Democracy, which means level 2 infantry, and they get an extra great person draw and pick the best one.
Any one of those abilities would be good, but added all together makes Greece nearly unbeatable. Their special ability allows them to keep all their research as long as they research a tech no one else knows or is researching the same turn. If Greece is able to get ahead, then they are able to just keep outpacing everyone in tech. In small games, they are unstoppable.
So why does Greece seen to have no weakness and a plethora of strengths? Are they meant to be the single force the entire games revolves around to keep them from winning?