I'm currently playing emporer games, after a REX period using the ring city placement and turning into a republic i am now doubting what my next strategy will be. Im falling behind in the tech race, some other civs are currently 2-3 techs in advance. Greece has build a city in the north and obtained my dyes. Currently i am trading dyes with the carthaginians for my 2 excess resources. In my main cities i constructed the main improvements (temples, libraries) to boost production and research. In some other cities i also build a courthouse in case of many gold in the area. My doubt is whether to attack the greeks to get my dyes resource back and expand my territory. The carthaginians can be seen as allies and i could get them to attack the greeks as well.. What do you guys think of this? Do you agree or are theyr better ways to get the game (back) in control. I feel like it's slipping a little bit out of my hands.