Ancient Greece

In the ancient world, the Greek world encompassed a far larger area than that currently occupied by the modern country of Greece. In the first half of the first millennium BC, they spread to the western coast of Asia Minor, Southern Italy, Sicily, Spain, southern France, and the coast of the Black Sea. By the fourth century BC, the Athenian philosopher Plato was able to state that the Greeks had spread around the Mediterranean Sea “like frogs around a pond” (Phaedo 109b).

Ancient Inventions (1994)

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Ancient Inventions (1994)

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Ancient Inventions offers a broad and fascinating look at human ingenuity across thousands of years of history.

Apotheon (2015)

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Apotheon (2015)

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An action-adventure game that takes inspiration from ancient Greek vase-painting to establish its unique look.

The Horseman of Grumentum

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The Horseman of Grumentum

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A closer look at a handsome bronze figurine of a horseman from Southern Italy, now at the British Museum.

Lions in ancient Greece

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Lions in ancient Greece

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Lions play an important part in Greek art and myth. But did these animals really exist on the European continent?

Disney's Hercules (1997)

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Disney's Hercules (1997)

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Disney does Hercules, resulting in an entertaining movie that’s fun for all the family.