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  1. Ancient World According to Terry Jones, The (2010)

    Director
    Phil Grabsky
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 300 minutes), £30.00

    Terry Jones looks at the hidden side of the ancient world in the three part series. The SURPRISING HISTORY OF SEX AND LOVE traces changes in attitudes and practices to sex over the centuries. The second...

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  2. 300 (2007)

    Director
    Zack Snyder
    Subject
    Classical studies; Film studies; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 116 minutes), £22.99; £25.99 (HD version)

    Based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller, 300 uses a blend of live-action and CGI animation to recount the ancient battle of Thermopylae, in which King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought to the death...

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  3. Cradles of Civilization: Ancient Greece (2007)

    Subject
    Classical studies; Philosophy
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 48 minutes), £17.99

    Considered by many to be the birthplace of Western thought, ancient Greece was home to many of the world’s great minds. The complex and intriguing philosophies of Aristotle, Socrates, Plato and Pythagoras...

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  4. Culture of Democracy, The (2006)

    Director
    Ari Ahola
    Subject
    Classical studies; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 55 minutes), £15.99

    A video essay on the birth of the constitutional state. The modern western parliamentary system was developed according to the Athenian model that was created in Greece 2,500 years ago. The video examines...

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  5. Tantalus (2006)

    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 142 minutes), £79.00

    A behind-the-scenes look at the production of Tantalus, the ambitious, ten-hour, nine-play cycle on ancient Greek myths written by Royal Shakespeare Company co-founder John Barton and directed by Sir Peter...

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  6. What the Ancients Did for Us (2006)

    Subject
    History; Technology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 180 minutes), £39.99

    A compilation of three programmes in which Adam Hart-Davis builds and tests some of the most extraordinary inventions from the ancient world of the Egyptians, the Romans and the Greeks. Egypt - From the...

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  7. Alexander the Great - A Documentary (2005)

    Subject
    Classical studies; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 89 minutes), £5.99

    "Visionary warrior, ambitious youth, angry son, ruthless conqueror." Such words have been used to describe Alexander the Great. But who exactly was this proclaimed man? This video looks at the enigmatic man...

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  8. Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece: Knossos and Delphi (2005)

    Subject
    Archaeology; Classical studies; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 52 minutes), £14.99

    The ancient Greeks used buildings and structures to reflect the variety of life at the core of their civilisation - they built the first theatres, staged the first sports events and worshiped some of the...

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  9. Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: The Colossus of Rhodes (2005)

    Subject
    Archaeology; Classical studies; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 45 minutes), £14.99

    Explores the birth of the image of "The New Man" in human history. Delving into the legends of the Colossus of Rhodes and the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, John Romer demostrates how these monuments projected a...

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  10. Lost Civilizations (10 Parts) (2005)

    Subject
    Archaeology; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 500 minutes), £29.99

    Filmed over a 3 year period in 26 countries, this 10 volume set depicts the events, legends, ceremonies and customs of the lost ancient civilizations of Egypt, the Mayas, Mesopotamia, the Aegean, Greece,...

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