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Troy may be a good movie (though I have my doubts) but it sure as hell isn't the Iliad.
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This is the first of twelve monthly lectures and discussions in a new series, led by Dr. Gregory B. Sadler at the historic Kingston Public Library. Each of the lectures focuses on a set of perspectives on anger, coming from ancient or medieval texts in literature, philosophy, or religion.
The series begins with an examination of understanding of anger articulated in Ancient Greek Epic and Tragedy -- particularly in Homer's Illiad, Euripides' Medea, and Sophocles Ajax. We also discuss anger more broadly, both in our own culture and in that of the Ancient Greeks, and touch on several other epic or tragic works.
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The most important philosophers of all time are presented through an original marriage of animation and interviews of professors of Philosophy, at each episode of the Tv series "Animated...Philosophers" of the Greek Public Television ERT3.
This episode introduces us to Socrates! Probably the most significant philosopher of all the ancient world, that due to his thought and his way of living became the most well known exemplar of Philosophy in the whole history.
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Concept, Direction, Art direction, Scripts: George Chatzivasileiou
Animation: Minotaur Digital Arts
Direction & Script Assistant: Thodoris Kampouridis
Director of photography:Vasilis Kontaxis
Recordings: Makis Drakopoulos
Executive Producer: Iakovos Dislis
Chief editor & Manager Production: George Chatzivasileiou
In this lecture we examine the ideas of Socrates. We look at his exhortation to 'care for your soul', his conviction that knowledge of virtue is necessary to become virtuous, his belief that all evil acts are committed out of ignorance and hence involuntarily, and finally his presumption that committing an injustice is far worse than suffering an injustice.
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This video contains a description of the monumental buildings in the Acropolis. Especially it has very interesting analysis of the proportions and optical refinements of The Parthenon.
This monumental work is a peripteral octostyle Doric temple on the Athenian Acropolis dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron.
Its construction began in 447 and was completed in 438 BC although decoration of the building continued until 432 BC.
It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, considered the zenith of the Doric order.
The construction of The Parthenon, made almost entirely of white marble from Mount Penteli, was initiated by Pericles in thanks to the gods for his victory against the Persians. The architects in charge of the work were Ictino and Calicrates and were, in most cases, under the direction of the architect and great Athenian sculptor Phidias, author of the sculptural decoration and the great statue of Athena Parthenos which was located as the centerpiece of the temple (measuring forty feet high and for its elaboration 1,200 kg of gold were needed).
A look at Ancient Civilizations of the Mycenaeans and Phoenicians. A visit to the heart of the first great civilizations between the Euphrates and the Agean Sea takes us to the pre-Hellenic cities of Mycenae, Tiryns, and the legendary Babylonian city of Troy where archeological findings have confirmed existence of the world of heroes that Homer depicted in his epic poems. We will even visit the site of the classic battle between Hector and Achilles.
Part 2 starts at 23:15 Phoenecians, the ancient inhabitants of modern-day Lebanon, were known to be expert sailors. Through the eyes of one these seaworthy Phoenecians, we will visit the ancient ports of Byblos, Rhodes, Tharros, Motya, and the famous Roman naval base at Carthage.
Ancient Civilizations offers a comparative analysis of the field, including both old world and new civilizations, and explores the connections between all civilizations around the earth.The volume provides a jargon-free introduction to ancient civilizations from the first civilizations, and the great powers in the Near East, to the first Aegean civilizations, the Mediterranean world in the first millennium, Imperial Rome, northeast Africa, divine kings in southeast Asia, and empires in East Asia, as well as early states in the Americas and Andean civilization.For those interested in ancient civilizations.
Today’s civilizations owe an immense debt to the powerful empires and mighty cities of antiquity. Their inventions, techniques and concepts enabled the advancement of humankind and lay the foundation for life in the modern world.
Explore Ancient History, including videos, pictures, and articles on cultures such as Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and more.
Greece won against massive odds in the wars against the Persians. But what if history had gone differently? What if Greece had actually lost against Persia and became absorbed into the Empire. Here is one scenario.
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In which John compares and contrasts Greek civilization and the Persian Empire. Of course we're glad that Greek civilization spawned modern western civilization, right? Maybe not. From Socrates and Plato to Darius and Xerxes, John explains two of the great powers of the ancient world, all WITHOUT the use of footage from 300.
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On 24 August AD79, the sleeping giant Mount Vesuvius erupted with horrifying force, destroying the prosperous Roman cities Pompeii and Herculeneum. Their inhabitants were subjected to 24 hours of untold horror. Four million tonnes of pumice, rock and ash rained on the towns, suffocating the life out of the cities, and burying alove those who had been unable to flee.
Pompeii - The Last Day recreates that momentous day, and shows first hand the horror of Pompeii's last hours. Factual characters based on historical and forensic evidence unearthed in Pompeii and Herculaneum, as well as extracts from Gauis Plinius Monor's account of the disaster, help bring to life one of the most notorious disasters in history.
Using stunning visual effects, the film recreates each stage of the 24 hour eruption and explores the devastating impact on the main characters; Julius Polybius, wealthy baker and aspiring politician; Stephanus, a cloth worker and social climber and his wife Fortunata Celadus the celebrity gladiator; Pliny the elder, in charge of the rescue mission; and, finally, Pliny the younger, who documents the horrors of the tragedy.
The highest ever rated history documentary on the BBC at the time of its release in 2003, it was reportedly watched by more than 10 million people.
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