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  1. The Age of Tyrants: Sappho Via Gounod’s Opera (2017)

    Subject
    Film studies; Literature

    The heroine of Charles Gounod’s French opera Sapho (1851) sings her last aria O My Immortal Lyre on a Greek cliff before plunging to her death. Sappho, the most famous poet of the ‘Lyric Age’ of...

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  2. Homer’s Iliad Via the Movie Troy (2004) (2017)

    Subject
    Film studies; Literature

    Homer’s Iliad, the earliest Greek poem, narrates the archetypal war between ‘Europeans’ and ‘Asiatics’ divided by the Hellespont. Looking at Wolfgang Peterson’s blockbuster Troy (2004), the...

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  3. Southern European Crisis and the Future of Europe (2015)

    Subject
    Economics; Politics & government; Social Studies

    Podcast. Discussion held at Birkbeck College, University of London 30 June 2015. The dramatic developments in Greece culminate on June 30 when the loan to Greece and the austerity conditions attached to it...

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  4. Greece, Austerity and the European Monetary Union (2015)

    Subject
    Economics; Politics & government

    Dr Yiannis Kitromilides, an Associate Member of the Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, talks about the the position of Greece within the...

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  5. Agora: From Democracy to the Market (2015)

    aka: Agor’a: From Democracy to the Market

    Director
    Yorgos Avgeropoulos
    Subject
    Economics; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL), 17.99 Euros

    Documentary about the Greek financial crisis by filmmaker Yorgos Avgeropoulos. This film follows development of the crisis and its impact on people’s lives, including homelessness, unemployment, poverty,...

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  6. Leaving Greece (2013)

    Subject
    Anthropology; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale Hire, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 79 minutes), £50.00

    A film about friendship and the European Union refugee policy, which tells the personal story of three Afghan refugees living in Greece. When entering the EU for the first time, a refugee must submit an...

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  7. Inside the National Archaeological Museum, Athens (2012)

    Subject
    Archaeology; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 50 minutes), £195.00

    The National Archaeological Museum, Athens displays 11,000 exhibits from 7000 BC to the Roman Conquest. This special episode of Museum Secrets takes a look at some of these objects, including a Greek...

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  8. Debtocracy (International Version) (2011)

    Director
    Costas Efimeros
    Subject
    Economics; Geography

    For the first time in Greece a documentary produced by the audience. DEBTOCRACY seeks the causes of the debt crisis and proposes solutions, hidden by the government and the dominant media. The documentary...

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  9. Ancient Worlds (2010)

    Subject
    Anthropology; Archaeology; Classical studies; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 360 minutes), £24.99

    A six-part odyssey tracing the development of Western civilisation - from the first cities of Mesopotamia to the fall of the Roman Empire. Academic and archaeologist Richard Miles travels through the Middle...

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  10. Ancient World with Bettany Hughes, The: Helen of Troy (2010)

    Subject
    Archaeology; Classical studies; History

    Historian Bettany Hughes embarks on an epic journey across the eastern Mediterranean to disentangle myth from reality and find out the truth about Helen of Troy, the most beautiful woman on earth. (102 minutes)

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