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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. 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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  6. 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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  7. Spartans, The (2002)

    Subject
    Classical studies; History

    This series chronicles the rise and fall of one of the most extreme civilisations the world has ever seen. Historian Bettany Hughes reveals the secrets and complexities of Spartan life. (141 minutes)

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