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Athens : the dawn of democracy

Author: Sophia RobertsRowan DeaconTimothy CopestakeBettany HughesWilliam GoodchildAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen versionView all editions and formats
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Historian Bettany Hughes goes on search of the real truth about democratic Athens, 2500 years ago. It has been revered as the birthplace of philosophy, art, science and the greatest political idea of all time; democracy.
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
History
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Historical
Documentary
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sophia Roberts; Rowan Deacon; Timothy Copestake; Bettany Hughes; William Goodchild; Lion Television Ltd.; Channel Four (Great Britain); Channel 4 International.; PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 0793693705 9780793693702
OCLC Number: 180194006
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Videodisc release of a 2007 British television program.
Credits: Director of photography, Colin Clarke ; editor, Allen Charlton ; music, William Goodchild.
Performer(s): Host: Bettany Hughes.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16x9 TVs; stereo.
Contents: Programme 1 (56 min.). Introduction & programme premise ; The birth & growth of golden age Athens ; Militia & tyranny ; Democracy is born ; Slavery & sexism ; Political life ; Themistocles & the war with the Persians ; The Deleon [i.e. Delian] League ; The grain trade & land ownership ; The might of the Athenian empire ; The Parthenon ; The military & democratic machine ; In the next programme ; End credits & underwriting --
Programme 2 (56 min.). Introduction & programme premise ; Summary of story so far ; Enlightenment--art & architecture ; Science in Athens ; Socrates ; The gods, women & black magic ; Sacrificial offerings & rituals ; Theatre & drama ; The Dervini [i.e. Derveni] papyrus ; The symposium--Socrates & Alcibiades ; The trial & death of Socrates ; Closing comments ; End credits & underwriting.
Other Titles: Dawn of democracy
Responsibility: ; a Lion Television production for Channel 4 ; distributed by Channel Four International/4 Ventures ; produced by Sophia Roberts, Rowan Deacon ; directed by Timothy Copestake.

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Historian Bettany Hughes goes on search of the real truth about democratic Athens, 2500 years ago. It has been revered as the birthplace of philosophy, art, science and the greatest political idea of all time; democracy.

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