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Browse the Ancient Greece era within the In Our Time archive.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the Greek mathematician Archimedes and his famous cry of “eureka!”
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Aristotle's Poetics.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Aristotle’s ‘Politics’.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 12th century Islamic philosopher, Averroes.
Melvyn Bragg explores comedy in Ancient Greek theatre including Aristophanes and Menander.
Melvyn Bragg examines how a dominant power can exert a cultural influence on its empire.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Cynics, the performance artists of philosophy.
Melvyn Bragg examines the origins of the most cherished form of government in the world.
Melvyn Bragg explores the concept of friendship; ‘a single soul dwelling in two bodies’.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Greek and Roman love poetry.
Melvyn Bragg considers whether 'happiness' means living a life of pleasure or of virtue.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus.
Melvyn Bragg explores what defines a hero, and their place in classical society.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the history of logic.
Melvyn Bragg examines the history of the longest and most detailed number in nature.
Melvyn Bragg examines prime numbers and their mysterious role in the universe of numbers.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas of Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss relativism; a philosophy with no absolute truths.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discusses rhetoric; supported by Aristotle but reviled by Plato.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the iconic Greek philosopher, Socrates.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Ancient Greek city-state of Sparta.
Melvyn Bragg explore Stoicism, the most influential philosophy in the Ancient World.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Amazons, formidable female warriors of classical myth.
Melvyn Bragg explores the history and changing the status of the artist.
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