Engineering an Empire
Greece: Engineering an Empire. Western Civilization has been influenced by many cultures, from Rome to America, but it was born in Ancient Greece. Centuries before Julius Caesar conquered much of the known world, the Ancient Greeks were laying a foundation that has supported nearly 3000 years of European history. Ancient Greece brings to mind philosophers like Aristotle and Socrates, Olympian gods, the beginnings of democracy, great conquering armies like those of Alexander the Great, and savage internecine battles, none more famous than the duel to the death between Athens and Sparta. Greece is a story about the human drive to explore, to wonder, to be curious. Their ruins now communicate that drive. Over 1000 years, this strong and charismatic people strategically harnessed the materials and people around them to create the most advanced technological feats the world had ever seen. From The Tunnel of Samos, to Agamemnon's Tomb, to The Parthenon, this film will examine the architecture and infrastructure engineered by the Greek Empire.
|Episode 03 - Greece|
|Ancient Greece - wikipedia
Ancient Greece was a Greek civilization belonging to a period of Greek history that lasted from the Archaic period of the 8th to 6th centuries BC to the end of antiquity (ca. AD 600).
|The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization
This is a PBS documentary series narrated by Liam Neeson, chronicling the rise and fall of the civilization of ancient Greece.
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