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Who Were the Greeks? Episode 1 of 2

Classicist Dr Michael Scott uncovers the strange, alien world of the ancient Greeks, exploring the lives of the people who gave us democracy, architecture, philosophy, language, literature and sport.

Travelling across Greece today, Michael visits ancient cities and battlefields, great ruins and wild countryside, all in his search to uncover how the ancient Greeks thought and lived. What he finds is that ancient Greece was a seething tornado of strange, unsettling and downright outrageous customs and beliefs, inhabited by a people who could be as brutal as they were brilliant.

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Fri 28 Aug 2015 00:00

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Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Scott
ParticipantPanalotis Laggis
ParticipantSherry Fox
ParticipantOlga Palagia
ParticipantPaul Millett
ParticipantStefanos Geroulanos
WriterMichael Scott
ProducerIshbel Hall
DirectorIshbel Hall
Executive ProducerHarry Bell

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