Empires - The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization
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Dramatic storytelling and state-of-the-art computer animation re-create Classical Greece of the 4th and 5th centuries, B.C, founder of modern science, politics, warfare, philosophy, and source of breathtaking art and architecture. This dazzling production charts the rise, triumph, and eventual decline of the world's first democracy. Witness it all through the eyes of Pericles, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.
- Director's commentary
- Additional scenes not included in the PBS broadcast
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Then using the word democracy to promote virtues in a modern world ( "Democracies produce better and larger armies" for example) are just totally off the mark. History is judged in the time it happened. Greek democracy is so far removed from modern democracy as to be unrecognizable. To attribute all the virtues and gains of Athens as it happened then under their Democratic system to today's "democracy" is flawed to the point of criminal propaganda,
If I were cynical I could equate the tale spun here as a propaganda allegory th the rise of the USA . Throws off tyrant, is attacked by evil rest of world, peloponnesian (civil war), beacon to rest of world. Except it wasn't that way then (or now).