It was perhaps the most spectacular flourishing of imagination and achievement in recorded history. In the fourth and fifth centuries BC, the Greeks built an empire that stretched across the Mediterranean from Asia to Spain.
They laid the foundations of modern science, politics, warfare, and philosophy, and produced some of the most breathtaking art and architecture the world has ever seen. This three-part series, narrated by Liam Neeson, recounts the rise, glory, demise, and legacy of the empire that marked the dawn of Western civilization.
The story of this astonishing civilization is told through the lives of the heroes of ancient Greece. The latest advances in computer technology rebuild the Acropolis, recreate the Battle of Marathon and restore the grandeur of the Academy, where Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle forged the foundation of Western thought. The series combines dramatic storytelling, stunning imagery, new research and distinguished scholarship to render classical Greece gloriously alive.
“the program pulls out all the stops… to spring loose from the chalky traps of historical documentaries and give viewers something vibrant to watch”
San Francisco Chronicle
“an epic poem… beautifully told”
“A benchmark for pre-archival filmmaking, a lyrically cinematic work that draws on the latest technology to bring the world’s first democracy to life”
Los Angeles Times
WRITER AND DIRECTOR
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Simon Fisher Turner
MAKE UP & HAIR DESIGN
PRODUCTION & COSTUME DESIGN
ART DEPARTMENT ASSISTANTS
Jose de Cozar
LINE PRODUCER (GREEK UNIT)
Susie Pugh Tasios
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT (GREEN UNIT)
CAMERA ASSISTANT (GREEK UNIT)
GRIP (GREEK UNIT)
ASSISTANT GRIP (GREEK UNIT)
GAFFER (GREEK UNIT)
ART & PROPS DEPARTMENT (GREEK UNIT)
City of Prague Film Harmonic Orchestra
Square Sail Shipyard LTD.
The British Museum
Kings College LIbrary
The People of Kythira
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