On my first game with R&F as Rome I tried to aim for a Classical Golden Age; however I wasn't able to get any opportunities to increase my era score. Worse I wasn't able to increase my score so I could get even a Normal Age. I eventually earned a Heroic Age by the Medieval Era. I've noticed this happened to me in several games; ironically all of them involving civs that were more prominent during the Classical era in real life. Does anyone have any tips and strategies on how to achieve enough era points to gain a Golden Age by the Classical Era? Should I increase production (that's been a problem of mine during the early game - gaining enough production to create a decent-sized ancient army)? Should I have lots of scouts to discover natural wonders? Should I declare war early?