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Travelling across modern day Greece, Dr Michael Scott uncovers the ancient world of gods, democrats and warriors, inhabited by people who could be as brutal as they were brilliant.

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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Thu 12 Jul 2018 22:00

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Role Contributor
Presenter Michael Scott
Participant Panalotis Laggis
Participant Sherry Fox
Participant Olga Palagia
Participant Paul Millett
Participant Stefanos Geroulanos
Writer Michael Scott
Producer Ishbel Hall
Director Ishbel Hall
Executive Producer Harry Bell

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