Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Who Were The Greeks?

Who Were The Greeks? is the title of an upcoming BBC programme, which looks like essential viewing for anybody interested in ancient Greece or its influence on our world.

According to the show's website:
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.  
Who Were The Greeks? starts on BBC Two tomorrow at 9.00 pm, and will be available on the iPlayer here for UK viewers. You can get a sneak preview here.

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