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The Greeks : crucible of civilization

Author: Liam NeesonCassian HarrisonAnthony GeffenAtlantic Productions.Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)All authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS, Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [1999] ; 2000.
Series: PBS DVD gold.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of ancient Greece's Golden Age is told through the lives of its prominent figures, including Cleisthenes, Themistocles, Pericles, and Socrates. Topics covered include the building of the Acropolis, the Battle of Marathon, and the philosophers of the Academy.
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Historical television programs
Documentary television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Liam Neeson; Cassian Harrison; Anthony Geffen; Atlantic Productions.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); Devillier-Donegan Enterprises.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0780634179 9780780634176
OCLC Number: 46378370
Language Note: Closed captioning available.
Notes: Originally broadcast as part of the PBS series Empires on Feb. 9, 2000.
Bonus DVD features include: full motion menu screens, director's commentary, additional scenes not included in the PBS broadcast, anamporphic/widescreen presentation, DVD-ROM features including web link, screen saver, and 3-D views of the Acropolis.
Credits: Director of photography, Lee Pulbrook ; music composed by Simon Fisher Turner and Michael Gibbs ; edited by Mel Quigley, Maggie Choyce, and Scott McEwing.
Performer(s): Narrated by Liam Neeson.
Description: 1 videodisc (140 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 chapter index.
Details: DVD, NTSC; region 1.
Contents: Introduction: early Athens --
Pisistratus' rule: the growth of Athens --
Government in chaos --
Revolution and democracy --
The Battle of Marathon --
Preparation for war --
The Battle of Salamis --
Pericles takes Athens to glory --
The building of the Parthenon --
Socrates the Philosopher --
Plague strikes Athens --
Defeat in Sicily --
Defeat in the Peloponnesian War --
Socrates' trial and execution --
An empire of the mind --
Special features.
Series Title: PBS DVD gold.
Other Titles: Crucible of civilization
Empires (Television program)
Responsibility: produced by Atlantic productions in association with PBS and Devillier Donegan Enterprises ; series written and directed by Cassian Harrison ; series producer, Anthony Geffen.

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The story of ancient Greece's Golden Age is told through the lives of its prominent figures, including Cleisthenes, Themistocles, Pericles, and Socrates. Topics covered include the building of the Acropolis, the Battle of Marathon, and the philosophers of the Academy.

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