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Athens The Truth about Democracy 2007

  • Returning Series
  • Channel 4
  • 2007-07-20T14:00:00-10:00
  • 42 mins
  • 42 mins (1 episode)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary

Athens is revered as the birthplace of Western philosophy, art, science and perhaps the greatest political idea of all time – democracy.

But in this fascinating documentary historian Bettany Hughes looks behind some of the myths of Athens’ golden age. She finds a very warlike and aggressive state, which was also capable of terrible mistakes, misdeeds and atrocities.

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