Greece a moment of excellence / Time-Life Video and Television

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Subjects: Historical films
Documentary films
Films for the hearing impaired
Greece--Civilization
Greece--History
Formats: Video Recording, VHS
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Alexandria, Va. : Time-Life Video and Television (distributor), c1995
Series: Time Life's lost civilizations
Lost civilizations
MCIS video collection L-79V
LC Classification: D, DF
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (48 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Alternate Titles: Portion of title: Moment of excellence
Additional Authors: Waterston, Sam
Time-Life Video & Television
Notes: ISBN: 0783582730 :$16.00
Videorecording number: V682-05
VHS format
Videocassette release of an episode from the 1995 television series, Lost Civilizations
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
Credits: Executive producer, Joel Westbrook ; series producer, Jason Williams ; producer, Jenny Barraclough ; coordinating producer, William Morgan
Sam Waterston
Summary: 500 years before the birth of Christ, the small city-states of Greece began a period of cultural excellence, and none was more advanced than Athens. Discover the architectural, intellectual and artistic achievements of the period, and the elements that led to the end of the glorious "moment of excellence."
Summary: Five hundred years before the birth of Christ, small city-states in Greece rose from obscurity to ignite one of the most spectacular explosions of cultural achievement in the history of western civilization. Chief among these fiercely competitive enclaves was a group of warriors dedicated to the goddess Athena. Two thousand years later, the modern world still regards Athens as the intellectual and aesthetic inspiration for the society in which we live today. Journey back to Athens, the world's first democracy, as Pericles helps usher it into a Golden Age of unparalleled achievement in philosophy, science and art. Learn how this mighty city-state became the ultimate expression of the Greek drive for perfection, with architectural triumphs such as the Parthenon and the intellectual brilliance of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and others. Discover the role of the gods in classical Greek society, from Apollo's temple at Delphi to Dionysis and the birth of theater. See how their pursuit of intellectual superiority was matched by their admiration for physical grace and beauty, from the fine arts to the development of the Olympic games. And witness how, less than a century after Athens' dazzling ascent, Spartan armies, a deadly plague and a radical shift from open philosophical inquiry to conservative dogma cut short its brief but glorious 'Moment of Excellence'. (Time Life Video & Television) 1995
Miami University's MCIS video collection
OCLC Number: 32904577
ISBN/ISSN: 0783582730
V682-05