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The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization

2 Ratings: 0.0
Documentary and Television movie directed by Cassian Harrison

The lavish and lengthy production of PBS'sThe Greeks: Crucible of Civilizationis a fitting tribute to the glory of ancient Greece, telling the story of Greek democracy from its first stirrings in 500 B.C. through to the cataclysmic wars that virtually … see full wiki

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Director: Cassian Harrison
Genre: Television, Documentary
2 reviews about The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization
Quick Tip by . October 21, 2010
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The documentary is rife with factual errors. I started to list them after about 10 minutes but finally got fed up. Don't use it as the video Cliff's Notes to Greek history. It's also written for an audience of 15 year olds. Not only is it wrong it's insulting.
review by . January 01, 2008
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At the end of the episode of the original Star Trek series titled "Who Mourns for Adonais", Captain Kirk laments having to destroy the power source of the being that calls himself Apollo. He states how the Greeks have given us so much, which is an understatement. The concepts of democracy, scientific thought, abstract mathematical thought, zoology and much of philosophy can all be directly traced back to the ancient Greeks.    While this tape mentions those things, the main focus is the …
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