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Olympics: Hippocrates in Olympia (NTSC)

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Hippocrates, known as the father of medicine, has been passionately studied for centuries for being the first pioneer into what we now know as the field of modern day health care. Now his fascinating life is beautifully portrayed in this World Premiere one hour documentary entitled "Olympics: Hippocrates in Olympia", by George Petritsis, based on the book "Medical Care During the Ancient Olympic Games" by Christos Lolas, M.D., and narrated by Academy Award(r) winner, the late, great Sir Peter Ustinov. This DVD is believed to have been his final narration and his mellifluous voice adds additional richness to this magnificent work.

This 52-minute DVD gem was filmed in a classic documentary style infused with beautiful and original music scored by Yannis Markopoulos. Prominent in this visually rich presentation are actual ancient artifacts from many of the great archaeological sites and museums found in Greece.

"Hippocrates in Olympia" focuses on the fascination of Hippocrates and his advanced holistic medical beliefs, while investigating a closely related subject, namely the medical care of the revered athletes during the ancient Olympic Games. It was of vital importance in that era that the sportsmen of the day were kept in perfect health in order to provide the much loved entertainment to the leading dignitaries, artists and philosophers in attendance at the ultimate sports festival.

Hosted by: Peter Ustinov

Music Credits:
Original score by Yannis Markopoulos

Based on the book "Medical Care at the Ancient Olympic Games" by Christos Lolas, MD (ISBN: 960-210-462-7)

Peter Ustinov

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  • Actors: Peter Ustinov
  • Directors: George Petritsis
  • Writers: George Petritsis and Christos Lolas
  • Producers: George Petritsis
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
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  • DVD Release Date: July 3, 2008
  • Run Time: 52 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B001CB31HA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #376,461 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By rgoodi on January 23, 2014
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I was in search of more substantial history and information on Hippocrates. I want to know about how he became a surgeon, the history of his writings and how they compare to present day. His discoveries, his trials, his tribulations. There was a lot of poof about gods and not gladiators. I'll keep searching.
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