Empires - The Greeks Crucible of Civilization
Narrated by Liam Neeson, The Greeks Crucible of
Civilisation brings the viewer on an amazing historical journey
from the rise of this powerful civilization, to its glory and finally
the demise of these ancients.
Bringing together the three
episodes from the TV series, The Greeks Crucible of
Civilisation gives viewers of all levels of
education, a very interesting and entertaining glimpse into the founding forefathers of
Linking actual facts with some artistic liberty, the
people behind this documentary begin with the birth of this
civilization, how it became a philosophical phenomenon and finally the
end of the Greek civilization due to an influx of other cultures and
Its amazing that after so many thousand years, we have
learned so much and so little about this culture, however through the
painless research of thousands, they have pieced together a good insight
into their motivations and essence of existence.
The actors in the movie portraying the real-world
ancients such as Socrates or Pericles really assists in giving them a
human face and actually helps with the intake of knowledge, rather
than hearing a dreary old professor drone on for several hours.
DVD also focuses on famous battles such as the battle of Marathon or the
relationships with their neighbours such as the Persians which is
amazing to see, due to the warlike nature of the neighbours and its a wonder that
the Greeks lasted so long.
At the end of the day, this documentary gives the viewer a good insight into many
of the characters, myths and wars of the Greek civilization and more
importantly that after several thousands of years, the birth of
democracy is still as strong as it was then as it is today.
start to finish!
Episode 1 The Birth of Democracy
Episode 2 The Golden Age
Episode 3 The Collapse of Confidence