Treasures Of Ancient Greece

August 2017

S1 Ep3 - The Long Shadow

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Alastair Sooke explores the extraordinary afterlife of the Greek masterpieces that changed the course of western culture. Succeeding centuries have found in ancient Greek art inspiration for their own ideals and ambitions. Filming in Italy, Germany, France and Britain, Alastair's investigation includes The Venus of Knidos,...

S1 Ep2 - The Classical Revolution

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Alastair Sooke unpicks the reasons behind the dazzling revolution that gave birth to classical Greek art, asking how the Greeks got so good so quickly. He travels to the beautiful Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, and to the island of Mozia to see the astonishing charioteer found there in 1979, and marvels at the athleti...
July 2017

S1 Ep1 - The Age Of Heroes

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Arts journalist Alastair Sooke explores the riches and unique legacy of Greek art in this new three-part series. In the first episode, Alastair investigates the surprising roots of Greek art, beginning his journey in Crete at the palace of Knossos, legendary home of the Minotaur. He travels to Santorini to the 'Greek Pompe...