Got it. Galleys are good. Archers and catapaults and NuMercs for Rome I think. On settlement: we really need to get down the valley. If Rome gets a toehold breaking out of the core will be a mess unless we use lots of boats. In a situation like this a Despotic GA is not a 'bad thing'. The value of the GLib as a reserach producer is pretty low with only one neighbor so the extra cash will fuel research across the more expensive of the AA techs, and the extra shields are a big help until we can get the terrain developed. Twenty turns of growth and terrain development will recover the diffference lost when the GA ends.