Is there any purpose of playing as Athens in multiplayer? I doubt there is one in singleplayer either. At least Sparta has great hoplites (no swords) and Epirus has a really good roster all-round (terrible start). Athens is a toned-down version of Macedon with no benefit at all. They don't even have a unique naval unit. At least they have picked hoplites (if you have the Hannibal DLC). They need a unique naval unit. Come on CA!