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Athens: Triumph and Tragedy


Athens: Triumph and Tragedy

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Item Number:
AAE-73272
Price:
$24.95
Format:
DVD
Length:
50 min.
Copyright:
n/a
Closed Caption:
No
Producer:
A & E Entertainment
Summary:
The glorious temples of Athens's Acropolis bear silent witness to the high point of Ancient Greece's fabled civilization. Built during the rule of the legendary Pericles the most powerful leader in Athens's history majestic temples like the Parthenon and the Erectheum amaze us to this day. Yet what was the real purpose of these stunning structures at the seat of the finest city in the ancient world? Were they the centerpiece of a truly civilized society and the symbols of a new form of government known as democracy? Or were they the seat of a brutal cult devoted to the Athena, goddess of wisdom and war? Delve into the secret history of Greece's golden age. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the famous monuments with the men who are unearthing their mysteries, and trace the extraordinary story of how they were built and used.




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