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Delve into groundbreaking new explorations of the ancient Greeks' journey across time.
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Original Democracy vs. Ours
Comparing democracy in the U.S. today to its original version in Athens.
Clip: Ep3 | 3m 18s
The Trial of Socrates
Early Greeks wrestle with fundamental ideas about society and citizenship.
Clip: Ep3 | 2m 14s
The Battle of Marathon
In this iconic battle, a mere 10,000 Athenians withstand the invasion of Persian forces.
Clip: Ep3 | 1m 41s
The Socratic M.O.
Highlighting the unique approach and personality of Socrates.
Clip: Ep3 | 2m 11s
Episode 3 Preview | Chasing Greatness
See how the ancient Greeks reached the peak of civilization.
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Revolution and Democracy
In 507 BC, the people of Athens discovered their voice and democracy was born.
Clip: Ep2 | 2m 5s
The Birth of Science
Meeting the world’s first scientists at the once coastal site of Miletus.
Clip: Ep2 | 2m 50s
The Original Olympics
Revisit the sacred origins of ancient Greece’s famous athletic competitions: the Olympics.
Clip: Ep2 | 1m 53s
The Cup of Nestor
The first use of Greek letters we have is not a decree or contract but an expression of lo
Clip: Ep2 | 2m 32s
Episode 2 Preview | The Good Strife
Witness the Greeks’ emergence from the dark ages to construct the world’s first democracy.
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The Oldest Piece of Greek Writing Ever Discovered
Archaeologists inspect an artifact that changes our understanding of how states formed.
Clip: Ep1 | 2m 47s
Birth of Civilization
Archaeologists offer a glimpse at Greece at the time of the earliest human settlements.
Clip: Ep1 | 3m 44s
Bronze Age Collapse
Mycenaean civilization succumbs to an epic collapse that brings the Bronze Age to a close.
Clip: Ep1 | 2m 12s
The Story of Prometheus
Greek performers and vivid animations tell the tale of a rebellious god named Prometheus.
Clip: Ep1 | 3m 27s
Out of Chaos
Greek myths offer a dramatic account of gods’ origins — as well as our own.
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