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Title Michael Scott: Delphi - Why It Matters / Director: Wilson, David
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2010
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Summary Dr Michael Scott walks the pathways of Delphi revealing why this ancient city is the perfect historical microcosm through which to unlock the secrets of the ancient world. Delphi was the centre of the ancient world. The site of the famous Oracle, the city spanned two great classical civilisations - the Greeks and the Romans - and attracted travellers from all over the ancient world.They were there to hear truths expressed in trance by the mystical prophetess, the Pythia, who became possessed by the power of the God Apollo. But as well as visiting to hear the wisdom of the Oracle, citizens from across the Greek world flocked to the sanctuary to show off their riches and to boast about their latest victories in battle. Within Delphi's sanctuary walls lie the hopes and dreams, victories and failures, confrontations and violence that defined an entire civilisation.In this program Dr Michael Scott walks through the pathways of Delphi revealing the voices of the ancients that still ring loudly with every footstep. At every corner elaborate structures, statues, inscriptions and monuments reveal a new story, as Michael uncovers 1000 years of history - the heroic war with Persia, the 100 years of internecine struggle that started with the Athenian war with Sparta, the triumphs of Alexander the Great and the Romans.The city of Delphi offers a very rare glimpse of the political and spiritual lives of ancient Greece - one we can't get anywhere else. Combining panoramic mountain shots, a diverse architectural trail and passionate testimony, this programme offers a spectacular window into the ancient world. (From the UK) (Documentary) G CCFollow the conversation on Twitter: #sbsdoco
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2015-06-14 at 19:35:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Civilization, Ancient.
Delphian oracle.
Greeks -- Politics and government.
Greeks -- Social life and customs.
Spiritual life.
Discovery and exploration, Greek.
Greece -- Delphi (Extinct city)
Form Streaming video
Author Wilson, David, director
Scott, Michael, host