skip to content
Ancient Greece : the greatest show on earth. Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Ancient Greece : the greatest show on earth.

Author: Michael Scott; Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Firm)
Publisher: Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation Distributed by Roadshow Entertainment, ©2016. ©2013
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Ancient Greece: The Greatest Show on Earth is a three-part historical series written and presented by classicist Dr Michael Scott. This series examines the extraordinary career of Athens in the ancient world from the 6th century BC to the 2nd century AD through the prism of one of its most important and culturally crucial spaces: the theatre. The home of democracy, the creator of empire, the builder of architectural  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
History
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Scott; Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Firm)
OCLC Number: 956785684
Language Note: In English. No subtitles. [CC] English Captions [descriptive subtitles for the hearing impaired].
Notes: Cataloged from container.
Roadshow : R-123233-9.
Cast: Written and presented by Dr Michael Scott.
Target Audience: Classification : PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 175 min.) : (DVD video) digital, optical ; 12 cm
Details: DVD video, Dolby digital 2.0, PAL, region 4, 16:9 Full Frame original ratio.

Abstract:

Ancient Greece: The Greatest Show on Earth is a three-part historical series written and presented by classicist Dr Michael Scott. This series examines the extraordinary career of Athens in the ancient world from the 6th century BC to the 2nd century AD through the prism of one of its most important and culturally crucial spaces: the theatre. The home of democracy, the creator of empire, the builder of architectural greats like the Parthenon, Athens was a city that in its time saw it all, did it all, lost it all and strained every sinew to get it all back again. As Athens played its life out on the Mediterranean stage, the Athenians were regularly sitting down to watch tragedies and comedies in their theatres. These plays spoke to their audiences in a very different way to theatrical performances today. Rather than providing pure 'entertainment', 'distraction' or 'diversion' from reality, they were sharply focused on reality. For the Athenians, theatre was not simply a mirror of their present, it was itself a stage on which that presentcould be played out.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/956785684> # Ancient Greece : the greatest show on earth.
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Movie, bgn:DVD ;
    library:oclcnum "956785684" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/at> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3802849759#Topic/civilization> ; # Civilization
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3802849759#Topic/popular_culture_greece_history> ; # Popular culture--Greece--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3802849759#Topic/theater_greece_history> ; # Theater--Greece--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3802849759#Topic/greek_drama_history_and_criticism> ; # Greek drama--History and criticism
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3802849759#Topic/popular_culture> ; # Popular culture
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3802849759#Topic/greek_drama> ; # Greek drama
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3802849759#Topic/theater> ; # Theater
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/792.0938/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3802849759#Place/greece> ; # Greece.
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3802849759#Person/scott_michael> ; # Michael Scott
    schema:contentRating "Classification : PG." ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3802849759#Organization/australian_broadcasting_corporation_firm> ; # Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Firm)
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3802849759#Person/scott_michael> ; # Michael Scott
    schema:copyrightYear "2013" ;
    schema:datePublished "2016" ;
    schema:description "Ancient Greece: The Greatest Show on Earth is a three-part historical series written and presented by classicist Dr Michael Scott. This series examines the extraordinary career of Athens in the ancient world from the 6th century BC to the 2nd century AD through the prism of one of its most important and culturally crucial spaces: the theatre. The home of democracy, the creator of empire, the builder of architectural greats like the Parthenon, Athens was a city that in its time saw it all, did it all, lost it all and strained every sinew to get it all back again. As Athens played its life out on the Mediterranean stage, the Athenians were regularly sitting down to watch tragedies and comedies in their theatres. These plays spoke to their audiences in a very different way to theatrical performances today. Rather than providing pure 'entertainment', 'distraction' or 'diversion' from reality, they were sharply focused on reality. For the Athenians, theatre was not simply a mirror of their present, it was itself a stage on which that presentcould be played out."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3802849759> ;
    schema:genre "Video recordings for the hearing impaired"@en ;
    schema:genre "Nonfiction television programs"@en ;
    schema:genre "Historical television programs"@en ;
    schema:genre "Documentary television programs"@en ;
    schema:genre "Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Ancient Greece : the greatest show on earth."@en ;
    schema:productID "956785684" ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/956785684> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3802849759#Organization/australian_broadcasting_corporation_firm> # Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Firm)
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Firm)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3802849759#Person/scott_michael> # Michael Scott
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Scott" ;
    schema:givenName "Michael" ;
    schema:name "Michael Scott" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3802849759#Place/greece> # Greece.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Greece." ;
    schema:name "Greece" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3802849759#Topic/greek_drama_history_and_criticism> # Greek drama--History and criticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Greek drama--History and criticism"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3802849759#Topic/popular_culture_greece_history> # Popular culture--Greece--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Popular culture--Greece--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3802849759#Topic/theater_greece_history> # Theater--Greece--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Theater--Greece--History"@en ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.