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Who Were the Greeks?

Who Were the Greeks? is a two-part BBC documentary presented by Dr. Michael Scott, focusing on the realities of life in the ancient Greek world, its legacies, and its continued importance for our own world today. In the first part of the program, 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. And then he explores the legacies of the ancient Greeks, what they have given us today, and asks why these legacies have lasted through time.

Who Were the Greeks? (Part 1of2)
Dr. Michael Scott uncovers the strange, alien world of the ancient Greeks. 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.

Who Were the Greeks? (Part 2of2)
Dr. Michael Scott explores the legacies of the ancient Greeks. 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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