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He is perhaps the greatest military leader in the history of warfare, but who was the true Alexander the Great? Filmed in Greece, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, and Iran, this riveting documentary attempts to separate the facts about the renowned Macedonian king from the fiction through a look at ancient writings and interviews with historians ... more
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SKU: D73105
Go behind the Hollywood biodramas and learn the facts behind the 4th-Century B.C. ruler and military genius who managed to build an empire that reached from Greece and North Africa to modern-day India. Dramatic re-enactments, interviews with historians and scholars, and computer graphics bring the legend of Alexander to life. 150 min. ... more
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Facing the prospect of defeat when his assault against Tyre met with difficulty due to the island city's advanced fortifications, Alexander the Great turned to the catapult, an innovative weapon that allowed him to attack his enemies from a great distance. Alexander's ultimate victory hinged on his use of the device, and the compelling ... more
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SKU: D50967
Following in the steps of Alexander the Great, photojournalist David Adams took a crew on a 1,500-mile trek through Afghanistan and Central Asia, in a bid to separate fact from fiction about the routes taken, the civilizations found, and the bases of power established on Alexander's path to conquest, in this six-episode series. 4 1/3 ... more
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Get a fresh perspective on Ancient Greece with this collection of programs that examines art and architecture, mining, unusual customs and myths. Includes "Art in Ancient Greece," "Mining in Ancient Greece," "Bacchus, The God of Wine," and "Firewalking in Greece." 120 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
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This highly acclaimed series looks at ancient Macedonia, using footage from excavations to study the reigns of Philip II and Alexander the Great. Programs include "Aiani, Aiges, Dion and Pella" and "Amphipolis, Philippi and Thessaloniki." 3 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
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SKU: D40128
Thrill to the exploits of Hercules, one of the greatest heroes of Greek mythology, in these three History Channel programs. In the "Biography" episode "Hercules: Power of the Gods" (1995), viewers learn not only his full story but also the meanings associated with his famous 12 labors; the muscular hero's legend is explored "In Search ... more
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SKU: D86630
From Aphrodite to Zeus, the names and legends of the Greek gods have been passed down through oral and written chronicles, their mythology surviving to the present day. Scholars discuss the significance of the deities' very human failings; location footage affords glimpses of physical monuments built to glorify the gods; and breathtaking ... more
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SKU: D92872
Get to know the pantheon of Mt. Olympus as never before in this revealing documentary from the History Channel. Princeton, Stanford, and USC professors discuss the unique (and often dysfunctional) relationships between Zeus, Athena, Apollo, and other deities who were crucial to the history of ancient Greece, and King Constantine II ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Cassian Harrison |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D21194
The foundations of Western culture were laid millennia ago in ancient Greece, and their influences on philosophy, politics, art, science and warfare continue to this day. Liam Neeson narrates this documentary program that uses interviews, location footage and computer-animated re-creations to chronicle the civilization's story. 140 ... more
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SKU: D18211
Take a lively tour of the ancient ruins of Pergamon with this enlightening travelogue program. Regarded as the place where the origins of Greek culture and the history of Western thought first took root, the destination located in what is now Turkey is explored with stunning location footage and insightful commentary about its massive ... more
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Navigate the maze of history with this adventurous documentary on the Minoan civilization. Utilizing archeological evidence discovered as early as 1900 through to the present day, Oxford scholar Bettany Hughes conducts a wide-ranging appraisal of the culture on Crete 5,000 years in the past, and surveys various theories concerning the ... more
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SKU: D80438
The ancient city of Troy may have been uncovered in modern-day Turkey in the 1870s, but how much of the account of the Trojan War from Homer's Iliad is true? Separate fact from fiction in this documentary that examines the archeological evidence to shine new light on one of antiquity's most fascinating stories. 50 min. Standard; Soundtrack: ... more
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SKU: D88452
Relive the romance, intrigue, and spectacle of the war over "the face that launched a thousand ships," with this fascinating program retelling the legends of the Trojan War. You'll meet Helen, Paris, Achilles, Hector, Agamemnon, and others, and also learn more about the episode of the famous Trojan horse, perhaps the most fantastical ... more
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SKU: D95914
Narrated by actress Nia Vardalos, this dynamic documentary from the producers of "Everest" transports you back in time to explore the mysteries of Ancient Greece. Through aerial photography and computer-generated imagery that rebuilds the Parthenon, you'll witness how contemporary detective work is being done by archeologists to unravel ... more
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SKU: D20020
Enduring despite destructive attacks throughout 25 centuries, the ancient Greek monument known as the Parthenon is studied in this enlightening "Nova" documentary. While observing the ambitious work of the Greek government's Acropolis Restoration Project, the program delves into the temple's fantastic history and offers theories as ... more
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SKU: D03725
There are heroes...there are legends...and then there are gods. This majestic documentary series from the History Channel revisits epic sagas of ancient lore, detailing stories of mythology and popular fiction with stunning CGI images echoing the cutting-edge style of the blockbuster film "300." > Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby ... more
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SKU: D83354
Journey to the place where the Ancient Greeks gathered to hear the prophecies of their trusted oracle in this documentary devoted to the wondrous archeological site of Delphi. In addition to reviewing the legends of the Delphic oracle, the program explores other unusual practices of the era including animal sacrifice. 60 min. Standard; ... more
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SKU: D83661
One of the world's oldest cities continues to thrive in the 21st century, as demonstrated by this colorful documentary program filmed on location. Regarded as the birthplace of democratic ideas, Athens contains not only monumental buildings and works of classical art that have endured for thousands of years, but a cultural heritage ... more
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