Episode 2

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Episode 2 of 2

Duration: 1 hour

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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Credits

Presenter
Michael Scott
Participant
Giovanni Verri
Participant
Ian Jenkins
Participant
Paul Cartledge
Participant
Rosie Wyles
Performer
Chris Vervain
Writer
Michael Scott
Producer
Catherine Abbott
Director
Catherine Abbott
Series Producer
Ishbel Hall
Director
Ishbel Hall
Executive Producer
Harry Bell

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