ANCIENT GREEKS: WORLD HISTORY VIDEO LINKS


General

  "Who Were The Greeks?," BBC, 2013:  Classicist Michael Scott offers an overview of Greek civilization.

Episode 1

Episode 2


  Greeks, National Geographic:

Episode 1, Cavemen To Kings:

Episode 2, The Good Strife:

Episode 3, Chasing Greatness:


  "Greece," What The Ancients Knew:


  Delphi: Bellybutton Of The World, BBC Four:  An episode in the Glory of Greece series presented by Michael Scott.


  "Greece Vs. Rome, With Boris Johnson And Mary Beard," IQ Squared, November 19, 2015.


  Greek Island Odyssey With Bettany Hughes, Channel 5, 2020:

Episode 1 (43 mins)

Episode 2 (43 mins)

Episode 3 (43 mins)

Episode 4 (43 mins)

Episode 5 (43 mins)

Episode 6 (43 mins)


  "Anavysos Kouros," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, March 13, 2014.

  "Ancient Greek Temples At Paestum, Italy," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, September 28, 2012.

"Apollonius, Seated Boxer," Smarthhistory, Khan Academy, August 18, 2012.

  "Artemision Zeus Of Poseidon," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, March 13, 2014.

"Athenian Agora And The Experiment In Democracy," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, May 8, 2014.

  "Attic Black-Figure: Exekias, Amphora With Ajax And Achilles Playing A Game," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, September 29, 2012.

"Attic Red-Figure: Niobid Painter, 'Niobid Krater,'" Smarthistory, Khan Academy, April 30, 2014.

"Caryatid And Column From The Erectheion," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, October 1, 2011.

Charioteer Of Delphi, Smarthistory, Khan Academy, December 22, 2013.

"Classical Orders," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, May 17, 2013.

  "East And West Pediments, Temple Of Aphaia, Aegina," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, October 30, 2012.

  "Eleusis Amphora," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, March 13, 2016.

  Erechtheion, Smarthistory, Khan Academy, September 23, 2014.

  "Frescoes From Akrotiri, Thera," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, March 21, 2016.

"From Tomb To Museum: The Story Of The Sarpedon Krater," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, July 13, 2017.

  "Geometric: Dipylon Amphora," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, February 25, 2014.

"Grave Stele Of Hegeso," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, December 25, 2013.

  "Harp Player, Early Cycladic Period," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, June 22, 2014.

  "Kritios Boy," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, January 5, 2014.

  "Laocoon And His Sons," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, February 5, 2013.

  Lion Gate, Mycenae, c. 1300-1250 BCE, Smarthistory, Khan Academy, January 18, 2011.

  "Lysippos, Farnese Hercules," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, February 16, 2013.

  "Mask Of Agamemnon, Mycenae, c. 1550-1500 BCE," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, February 23, 2014.

  "Mixing Vessel With Odysseus Escaping From The Cyclops's Cave, 550-500 BCE," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, July 31, 2009.

  "The 'Palace' And Grave Circle A, Mycenae, c. 1600-1100 BCE," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, January 19, 2014.

  "Parthenon (Acropolis)," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, January 25, 2014.

"Peplos Kore From The Acropolis," Smarthhistory, Khan Academy, March 9, 2014:

  Phidias, Parthenon Sculptures, Khan Academy, January 25, 2014.

"'Plaque Of The Ergastines' Fragment From The Frieze On The East Side Of The Parthenon," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, June 22, 2014.

  "Sanctuary Of Apollo At Delphi," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, February 23, 2016.

  "Terracotta Krater, Ancient Greece," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, April 5, 2017.

  "Treasury Of Atreus, c. 1300-1250 BCE, Mycenae, Greece," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, January 26, 2014.

  "Victory (Nike) Adjusting Her Sandal, Temple Of Athena Nike (Acropolis)," Smarthistory, March 1, 2014:

  "Winged Victory (Nike) Of Samothrace," Smarthistory, Khan Academy, July 20, 2011.

Who Owns The Parthenon Sculptures, Smarthistory, Khan Academy, January 25, 2014.


  Episode 1, "The Greeks," Greeks, Romans, Vikings -- The Founders Of Europe, SBS, 2014.


"Greece: Secrets Of The Past," 2013 (46 mins):


  Treasures Of Ancient Greece, BBC, 2015:

Episode 1, Age Of Heroes:

Episode 2, Classical Revolution:

Episode 3, Long Shadow:


Bronze Age And Archaic Greece

  The Minotaur's Island:  An introduction to Minoan civilization from Bettany Hughes.


  Atlantis: The Evidence, Timewatch, BBC:  Bettany Hughes links the Thera eruption of the second millennium BCE and the legend of Atlantis.


  Aegean Civilization:  An episode from a major Time-Life series.


Glories Of The Ancient Aegean, National Geographic, 2014:


  Sinking Atlantis, Secrets Of The Dead, PBS:


Ancient Apocalypse -- The Minoans:  A BBC feature.


  Helen Of Troy:  Bettany Hughes's biography of the mythic queen of Sparta.


  Truth Of Troy:  An episode from the BBC Horizon documentary series spurred by the release of the Hollywood movie.


  In Search Of The Trojan War:  One of Michael Wood's first series, it still holds up quite well

Episode 1, The Age Of Heroes:

Episode 2, The Legend Under Siege:

Episode 3, The Singer Of Tales:

Episode 4, The Women Of Troy:

Episode 5, Empire Of The Hittites:

Episode 6, Fall Of Troy


Classical Greece

  Greeks -- Crucible Of Civilization:  Part of the Empire series from PBS.

Episode 1, The Revolution:

Episode 2, Golden Age:

Episode 3, Empire Of Mind:


  Athens -- Dawn Of Democracy:  Bettany Hughes's superb 2-hour introduction to 5th-century Athens.


Athens -- Ancient Greek Supercity:  An episode from the Lost Worlds documentary series that focuses upon Periclean Athens.


  Ancient Greece -- Greatest Show On Earth, BBC:  Michael Scott explores the relationship between Greek theatre and politics.

Episode 1, Democrats:

Episode 2, Kings:

Episode 3, Romans:


  Spartans:  An overview of Spartan civilization from Bettany Hughes.


  "Spartan Training, Xenophon 380 BC," Ancient Primary Source, Voices Of The Past, October 2, 2019.  (7 mins)


 Secrets Of The Parthenon, NOVA, PBS, January 29, 2008:


"How The View Of An Ancient World Landmark Has Sparked A Modern Legal Battle," PBS Newshour, July 9, 2019.  (8 mins)


Greek Sculpture:  An episode from the How Art Made The World series.


Battle Of Marathon:  A short History Channel documentary about the defeat of the Persians by the Athenians in 490 BCE.

Part 1; Part 2; Part 3.


Battle Of Thermopylae:  A short History Channel documentary about the famous 480 BCE showdown between the Persians and the Spartans.

Part 1; Part 2; Part 3.


Hellenistic Greece

  Aristotle's Lagoon:  An episode in the BBC's Glory of Greece series.


  Return Of The King, Ancient Worlds, BBC, 2010:  Richard Miles attempts to place the military career of Alexander the Great against a much broader backdrop.


  "Alexander's Lost World," 2013:

Episode 1 -- On An Ancient Sea:

Episode 2 -- Mother Of All Cities:

Episode 3 -- Alexandria On The Oxus:

Episode 4 -- City Of Moon Lady:

Episode 5 -- Land Of The Golden Fleece:

Episode 6 -- Source Of Civilization:


   In The Footsteps Of Alexander The Great:  Michael Wood travels some 20,000 miles in an effort to become Alexander.

Episode 1; Episode 2; Episode 3; Episode 4


  Alexander The Great -- The Man Behind The Legend:  A National Geographic presentation.


Alexandria: The Greatest City, Channel Four:  Bettany Hughes profiles the cultural capital of Hellenistic times.


  Elizabeth Cox, "What Really Happened To The Library Of Alexandria?," TED-Ed, August 2018.  (5 mins)


Age Of Alexander The Great, Engineering An Empire, History Channel:  An episode from a major series that explores the role of technology in the rise of empires.


  "Hellenism In The East: Indo-Greeks And The Thousand Cities Of Bactria," History Time, October 18, 2017.  (9 mins)


Miscellaneous

  Guilty Pleasures -- Luxury In Ancient Greece, BBC:  Michael Scott examines the ideology of luxury in Classical Greece:


  "Athens," Building The Ancient City, BBC, 2015:


  Greece::  An episode from the Engineering An Empire series.


"The Way We Are -- It Started With The Greeks," Episode 1, Day The Universe Changed.


  Seven Wonders Of Ancient Greece:  A Discovery Channel presentation.


  "Socrates," Genius Of The Ancient World, BBC, 2015:


  "Mary Beard: Women In Power," Aeon, October 1, 2020.  (72 mins)


"Who Were The Ancient Greek Gods?," Lost Gods, Parable, October 2, 2020.  (24 mins)


Michael Scott, "Where Eagles Meet: Highs And Lows At The Centre Of The Ancient World," Hellenic Society, July 20, 2012.  (55 mins)


 

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