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Ancient Civilisations - The Greeks Box Set [DVD]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: None
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: None
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Mar. 2011
  • Run Time: 3 hours
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004I85CQ2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,117 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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.

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This might be ok as an introductory guide for young children, but it's hard to recommend it for anyone else. There's no great depth of content, and it leaves the impression of a bland and tedious tourist promotional program. Unfortunately, this is the only impression it leaves. For me at least, it was rather a waste of time and money.
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Why is it that when there are so many brilliant DVDs on ancient Rome and Egypt, no one seems to have done a series of ancient Greece of equal quality? I had been looking forward to these films by the History channel, and having watched them all now I am left with the following opinions.

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.
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This is a brilliant collection. As an ancient history buff I found it to be packed with information, and it was excellently produced.
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I chose this product because it is something I am interested in , I loved all of it and I would recommend it to all who are interested/ fascinated by ancient history
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Fine addition to history section of home library collection of DVD's!
Thank you seller.
Kind regards.
Harry Donaghy.
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excellent informative for anyone interested in greek ancient history
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loads of shallow history
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interesting
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