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Athens - The Truth About Democracy

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Athens is revered as the birthplace of Western philosophy, art, science and perhaps the greatest political idea of all time: democracy. But in this fascinating documentary (first shown on Channel 4 in... More

Athens is revered as the birthplace of Western philosophy, art, science and perhaps the greatest political idea of all time: democracy. But in this fascinating documentary (first shown on Channel 4 in July 2007), historian Bettany Hughes looks behind some of the myths of Athensas golden age. She finds a very warlike and aggressive state, which was also capable of terrible mistakes, misdeeds and atrocities.

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