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Most of the time films and books give a very romantic vision of Classical Athens.
Without it, you will be groping your way in the dark educationally as you seek to undertake life's indelible social, economic and political hurdles of the day.
If I weren't an Athens junkie--and I did get a few tasty scraps out of this thing--I would have given it two stars, not three.
Purchased by a college as a library resource for students upon request of a History professorPublished 5 months ago by Bible college librarian
Having watched and really enjoyed the previous documentary on the Spartans, I felt this one on Athens was lacking in some areas hence the 4 stars. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ciaran McCann
This is a good video for some one like me who is interested in ancient history. Bettany Hughes does a fascinating job of narrating the program.Published 14 months ago by David L. Justiss
I teach Ancient History and it was my specialty in Graduate School. Most of the time films and books give a very romantic vision of Classical Athens. This film cuts to the chase. Read morePublished on March 15, 2012 by McGuinnThompsonKaukonenVerlaineandCarthy
This is one of the best documentary TV series I have seen. Immensely enjoyable and packed with unexpected revelations about ancient Athens. Read morePublished on January 5, 2011 by P. Strayer
I showed this to my world history class and it went very well with the lessons. However, the students all went to sleep and I had to spend the class waking them up. Read morePublished on November 3, 2010 by Thomas Burke
I agree completely with the excellent customer review of Stephen J. Burr, but not with his four stars. The film's clarity is imprecise, if not its overall accuracy. Read morePublished on October 18, 2010 by Brian Wachter
I saw parts of this and other Bettany Hughes on Australia's public TV network, the ABC. I was surprised to find out that I cannot view the DVD because it is region specific. Read morePublished on July 1, 2010 by Greg