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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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Tue 9 Jul 2013 23:50 BBC Two Northern Ireland only

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Michael Scott
Panalotis Laggis
Sherry Fox
Olga Palagia
Paul Millett
Stefanos Geroulanos
Michael Scott
Ishbel Hall
Ishbel Hall
Executive Producer
Harry Bell


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