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Title The Spartans [videorecording] / a Lion Television Production for Channel 4 ; series producer, Tim Kirby ; directed by Melanie Archer.

Imprint [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, c2003.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  938.06 Sp27l 2003    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (180 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, Region 1, Widescreen presentation; Dolby surround stereo.
Language Closed-captioned.
Performer Presented by Bettany Hughes.
Credits Photography, Douglas Hartington ; film editor, Steve Scales ; original music, Anthony Burke.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary Chronicles the rise and fall of one of the most extreme civilizations the world has ever seen, a civilization originally founded on discipline, sacrifice, and frugality, where the onus was put on the collective and the goal was to create the "perfect" state and the "perfect" warrior. Classical historian Bettany hughes revals the secrets and complexities of everyday Spartan life: homosexuality was compulsory, money was outlawed, equality was enforced, weak boys were put to death, and women enjoyed a level of social and sexual freedom that was unheard of in the ancient world.
Subject Sparta (Extinct city)
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Kirby, Tim.
Archer, Melanie.
Hughes, Bettany.
Scales, Steve.
Burke, Anthony.
Hartington, Douglas.
Lion Television Ltd.
Channel Four (Great Britain)
PBS Home Video.
ISBN 1415701032
Standard No. 097368778542
Music No. 87785 PBS Home Video

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