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Academy
Academy2
Introduced in Civ4
Cost[1]Hammer (It costs 1 hammer on every Game Speed)
Culture+4 Culture
Special Abilities

Civilopedia

Background

"An academy is a school for advanced learning. Though China, Egypt, and India had such institutes earlier, the term "academy" was first applied to the Athenian school of philosophy, founded by Plato in approximately 390 BC. The school was built near a sacred grove named "Hekademia."

An academy was an important asset for a city. It attracted both brilliant scholars and the children of wealthy or noble parents, who might then decide to settle in the city permanently. The academy could provide a broad, general education to its students, or it might concentrate upon a specific subject such as philosophy, mathematics, art, natural philosophy (the world and everything in it), or the martial arts.

Today there are many educational facilities which bear the name "academy." The term is used loosely now, and in addition to its original meaning, is often applied to schools for children and teenagers."

Strategy

"Academies increase a city's scientific research as well as its cultural output."

Icons

If you have a Great Scientist it will have the option to construct an Academy. In the game, the following buttons represent it:

Game versionButtonNote on button
Civ4 and C4wIcoAcademy1"This will have the Great Person create their special building. It consumes the Great Person."
C4btsIcoAcademy2"This will have the Great Person create their special building. It consumes the Great Person."

Other image

Academy1

Academy image in Civ4 and C4w Civilopedias.


See also

Notes

  1. Cost depends on Game Speed. Quick: 1 Hammer, Epic: 2 Hammer, Marathon: 3 Hammer.
  2. This special ability appears only in C4bts, but it also affects in Civ4 and C4w.