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Greeks, Romans, Vikings: The Founders of Europe 2014

  • 2016-10-23T19:30:00+01:00s at 2016-10-23T19:30:00+01:00 on SBS
  • 2014-10-18T17:00:00-07:00
  • 50 mins
  • 2 hours, 30 mins
  • Documentary
What were the Vikings really like? What did the Romans accomplish? And do the singular achievements of the ancient Greeks live on in our society today? This series questions the myths and unravels age-old clichés about these ancient cultures. It examines their strange and sometimes amusing idiosyncrasies, gives fresh insights into who they really were, and provides a novel take on their societies, peppered with surprising new revelations. Democracy, science, theatre, plumbing, modern roads, laws, the Olympics, conquering the seas, and the onset of globalisation are all at the heart of modern society, but in fact were inherited from the ancient worlds of the Greeks, the Romans and the Vikings. This is a new look at the ancient civilisations that will change our perception of them.

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