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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Exploring the World Series: Europe

"Highly Recommended! This is a colossal series that viewers will want to watch again and again; it is filled with insight, and the appeal of each destination is clearly defined." -CITC Review
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Greece 1: Land of Temples and Ruins (cc)

Greece  1: A Land of Temples and Ruins (cc)

This program offers an in-depth and historical look at famous locations of ancient Greece. Beginning in the ancient city of Athens and its Acropolis, the "Sacred Rock," this site was considered sacred for ancient Athenians and was the epicenter of Greek genius during the Golden Age. The largest building on the Acropolis and one of the world's most awe-inspiring man-made sights is the Parthenon, which Pericles had built between 447 and 437 B.C. and where modern democracy began. The Oracle of Delphi dates back to 1400 B.C. and was the most important shrine in Greece, built around a sacred spring considered to be the omphalos, the center of the world. The Sanctuary of Apollo was the religious center of the Greek world and reached its Golden Age from the 6th to 4th century B.C. The Sanctuary of Olympia was the birthplace of the Olympic games. Located near Kronian hill, where the Alpheios and Cladeos Rivers meet, it is one of the most important sanctuaries of antiquity, dedicated to the father of the gods, Olympian Zeus. The Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae, in Arcadia, is unique because it combines Ionic, Doric and Corinthian styles of architecture. Lastly, we climb 999 steps to reach the massive Venetian fortress of Palamidi, which crowns the mountain behind the city of Nafplio, which in ancient times was considered the center of Greece. 02/09DE Closed-Captioned IJSCA 30 min.

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