History Classics: Ancient Greece - Gods & Battle

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This documentary from the History Channel takes an in-depth look at some of the major characters and their epic clashes that figure prominently in Greek history and myth, including the Battle of Thermopayle, Helen of Troy, the Battle at Marathon, and more. The program pools together expert historians, theologians, archaeologists, and more, to offer analysis and understanding of the many heroes and stories on whom much of Western storytelling is based.
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Overview

This documentary from the History Channel takes an in-depth look at some of the major characters and their epic clashes that figure prominently in Greek history and myth, including the Battle of Thermopayle, Helen of Troy, the Battle at Marathon, and more. The program pools together expert historians, theologians, archaeologists, and more, to offer analysis and understanding of the many heroes and stories on whom much of Western storytelling is based.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/26/2010
  • UPC: 733961231663
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  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 7:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 20,528

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ancient Greece: Gods and Goddesses
1. Storytellers [:01]
2. Myths Personified [11:17]
3. Explaining the World [11:44]
4. Heroes [7:57]
5. Ancient Greece [11:03]
6. Olympia and Delphi [11:37]
7. Death and Theater [13:29]
8. Test of Time [9:41]
Disc #2 -- Ancient Greece: In Search of History: The Greek Gods/In Search of History: Oracle at Delphi
1. Introduction [2:29]
2. Origins Of The Greek Deities [12:15]
3. The Cult Of Dionysus [2:46]
4. Apollo And Asclepius [10:00]
5. The Goddesses Of Olympus [6:34]
6. Age Of Heroes [9:10]
1. Introduction [:40]
2. Temple Of Apollo [8:59]
3. The Pythia [8:03]
4. King Croesus' Tests [8:13]
5. Splendor Of Delphi [9:04]
6. A Silenced Oracle [8:29]
Disc #3 -- Ancient Greece: Gods & Battles - Last Stand of the 300
1. Introduction [1:36]
2. The Stage Is Set [8:59]
3. The Spartan Youth [8:59]
4. Reaching Out To Rivals [9:47]
5. Persians At Marathon [8:18]
6. The Battle Is At Hand [10:41]
7. Building A Navy [10:46]
8. Afternoon Battle At Sea [10:14]
9. A Path To Destruction [6:31]
10. The Last Stand [6:35]
11. Greeks As One Nation [7:14]
12. Conclusion/Credits [:39]
Disc #4 -- Ancient Greece: Gods & Battles - Decisive Battles: Marathon/Decisive Battles: Thermoplaie/Troy: The Passion of Helen
1. Introduction [1:05]
2. The First Persian Invasion [8:24]
3. The Opportune Moment [5:49]
4. A Forceful Victory [6:22]
1. Introduction [:57]
2. The Hot Gates [8:53]
3. A Persian Assault [5:14]
4. Fighting For An Ideal [6:37]
1. The Most Beautiful Woman [4:12]
2. A Supernatural Birth [6:04]
3. The Ultimate Trophy Wife [6:58]
4. Romance With Paris [6:44]
5. Cause Of War [6:12]
6. The Trojan Horse [10:14]
Disc #5 -- Ancient Greece: Gods & Battles - Battles BC: Judgment Day at Marathon/Battles BC: Lord of War
1. Introduction [1:02]
2. The Persian War Machine [10:17]
3. Athens VS. Sparta [9:13]
4. A Determined Phalanx [6:41]
5. Battle With The Immortals [8:51]
6. Persian Bloodbath [8:44]
1. Introduction [1:17]
2. Persia, Egypt, Now India [11:13]
3. Crossing The Hydaspes [10:18]
4. A Three-Pronged Attack [7:25]
5. Porus Outflanked [6:16]
6. Legacy Of Alexander [7:27]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Ancient Greece: Gods and Goddesses
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   Chapters
Disc #2 -- Ancient Greece: In Search of History: The Greek Gods/In Search of History: Oracle at Delphi
   The Greek Gods
   Oracle At Delphi
Disc #3 -- Ancient Greece: Gods & Battles - Last Stand of the 300
   Play Program
   Scene Selection
Disc #4 -- Ancient Greece: Gods & Battles - Decisive Battles: Marathon/Decisive Battles: Thermoplaie/Troy: The Passion of Helen
   Marathon
   Thermoplylae
   Troy: The Passion Of Helen
Disc #5 -- Ancient Greece: Gods & Battles - Battles BC: Judgment Day at Marathon/Battles BC: Lord of War
   Judgment Day At Marathon
   Alexander: Lord Of War
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  • Posted December 8, 2010

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    Ancient Greece Deserving Better Than this Average Production

    This DVD set is made up of documentaries of variable quality. The documentaries "Gods and Goddesses," "The Greek Gods," and "Oracle at Delphi" are worth watching. The documentaries about battles are too often overburdened with computer generated images that make them at times look like video games. The documentary "Troy: The Passion of Helen," is by far the worst of all these documentaries. This fluffy documentary is of limited interest to any history buff. In summary, this DVD set is in dire need of some retooling.

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