The Archaic Age (8th-6th centuries BC) in Greece. Emerging from her Dark Ages, newly-formed city-states are growing in size and power and they requires more resources.
In THE GLORY THAT WAS GREECE (GTWG), you, as a conglomeration of city-states, are seeking to expand your economy. That means you must colonize new territories, gain allies, and support the growing levels of civilization. While players control specific city-states, they do not represent a specific city-state. GTWG is also a game that requires the players to not only control areas, but to effectively use them to build, maintain and use colonies as well as to maximize Resources. GTWG is, at heart, an economic building/conflict game. Warfare is extremely limited and somewhat restricted, as it was historically.