Episode 2

Who Were the Greeks? Episode 2 of 2

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.

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25 days left to watch

1 hour

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Tuesday 01:00


Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Scott
ParticipantGiovanni Verri
ParticipantIan Jenkins
ParticipantPaul Cartledge
ParticipantRosie Wyles
PerformerChris Vervain
WriterMichael Scott
ProducerCatherine Abbott
DirectorCatherine Abbott
Series ProducerIshbel Hall
DirectorIshbel Hall
Executive ProducerHarry Bell

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