Ancient Civilisations - The Greeks Box Set [DVD]
Get £1 Off Amazon Video*
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Eureka! A complete guide to one of the greatest ever civilisations.
The culture of ancient Greece was so inventive, productive and prolific that we still use many of their inventions even today. From vending machines to alarm clocks to the crossbow, the ideas that poured forth from ancient Greece have an influence that far outlasted the great civilisation itself. This revealing triple-DVD set takes a closer look at some of the most fascinating aspects of their culture: the legend of Hercules, the amazing stories and origins of Greek mythology, and the vastly impressive monuments built during ancient Greece’s Golden Age.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
The DVD on Gods and Goddesses is by far the best, fully 90 minutes long, and I didn't doze off partway through! However, there could have been a lot more information on the gods and goddesses from the Greek's idea of their creation. The DVD on Hercules, 45 minutes worth, was rather repetitive with its pictures of pottery and the short film sequences of re-enactments of Hercules' fights, and its narrative was generally bland. The last DVD, Mystical Monuments of Ancient Greece was, well, frankly very disappointing. It was less than 50 minutes in length, and given its title, you would expect a lot squeezed into that 48 minutes. Oh no. It's just a very poor, very repetitive (yet another), very basic story of the Parthenon, the Acropolis and the Agora. And that's it.
Come on History Channel, are there no other historic monuments of Ancient Greece worthy of a mention? Nothing outside Athens? Not even one? Sorry, but this isn't worth more than 2 stars for me.
Thank you seller.