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Dr Michael Scott explores the legacies of ancient Greece, investigating what made the Greeks so successful and why they still have a powerful hold over our imaginations today.

Classicist Dr Michael Scott, explores the legacies of the Ancient Greeks, what they have given us today, and asks why these legacies have lasted through time.

Democracy, art, architecture, philosophy, science, sport, theatre - all can be traced back to ancient Greece. Travelling across the ancient Greek world, from Athens to Olympia, Macedon, Turkey and Sicily, Michael discovers why the ancient Greeks were so successful, why their culture and way of life spread across continents and through time and why they still have such a powerful hold over our imaginations today.

First shown: 4 Jul 2013
Available for 29 days Why? Duration 60 mins