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  1. In Search of the Trojan War (2004)

    Subject
    Archaeology; Classical studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 330 minutes), £19.99

    Investigates the literature and legends of the Trojan War to determine whether Homer’s tale was fact or myth. Filmed in Greece, Turkey and Berlin. Michael Wood narrates. Originally broadcast in 1985 as 6...

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  2. Gods in the Sky (2004)

    Subject
    Astronomy; Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 180 minutes), £19.99

    Three-part documentary series in which Professor Allan Chapman, Oxford historian and fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, explores the connection between astronomy and mythology in the ancient and...

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  3. Troy (2004)

    Subject
    Classical studies; Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 163 minutes), £22.99

    An adaptation of Homer’s great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved. DVD extras on the second disc include 2 documentaries on...

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  4. 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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  5. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001)

    Subject
    Drama; English language and literature; Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 127 mins), £19.99

    Drama set in the Greek islands at the time of the Italian occupation during World War II.

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  6. Songs of Sappho (2000 Video)

    Subject
    Classical studies
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS (PAL). col. 24 min., 2000 sale: US$£59.50 (+p&p)

    Six poems by Sappho realised for movement and voice, with Andrea Goodman and the chorus of the New York Greek Drama Company.

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  7. Homer: The Odyssey (1999 Video)

    Director
    Rob Whelan
    Subject
    Classical studies
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 30 min., 2000 sale: £29.95 (inc. VAT +p&p)

    An introduction to Homer’s ‘Odyssey’, featuring filmed recreations and reconstructions and covering themes, characters, Homer’s life and works. With analysis by Dr Tom Winnifrith, Ken Dowden and Dr...

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  8. Homer: The Odyssey 1 (1999 Multimedia)

    Subject
    Classical studies
    Distribution
    CD-ROM

    An interactive guide to Homer’s ‘Odyssey’, containing the complete text with introduction, synopsis, key events, themes, glossary, quotations; an overview of each book; maps of places visited by...

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  9. Odyssey, The (1999)

    Subject
    Classical studies
    Distribution
    Sale, VHS (PAL, 173 minutes), £5.99

    A television adaptation of Homer’s epic classic poem about the travels of Odysseus. After the Greek victory at Troy, Odysseus is hindered in returning home by the gods he has offended and must confront a...

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  10. Ancient Civilisations (6 Parts) (1998 Video)

    Subject
    Archaeology; History
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 6 x 30 min., 1999 sale: £29.50 (+VAT +p&p) each

    Series looking at how the ancient civilisations in China, India, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome and meso-America originated, what sustained them and why they fell.

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