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Ancient Worlds 

An Ancient society is examined, but not just from a historical point of view. The researchers try to present and approach it as if they lived in that Classical or earlier culture, religion etcetera.
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Richard Miles Richard Miles ...  Himself - Presenter 6 episodes, 2010
Simon Russell Beale ...  Himself - Readings 4 episodes, 2010
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An Ancient society is examined, but not just from a historical point of view. The researchers try to present and approach it as if they lived in that Classical or earlier culture, religion etcetera.

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10 November 2010 (UK) See more »

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Antikens världar See more »

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Far too general and attempts to shoehorn modern views into historical events
22 December 2010 | by templar_71See all my reviews

Incredibly poor I'm afraid. In the effort to popularize these big topics the programmes are as misleading as fiction. Describing Ptolemy as Alexander's "boyhood friend and food taster" and "Mr Fix-it" is incredibly glib and merely pulls out a couple of facts to present a character portrait. Alexander's burning of Persepolis is "an act of contempt" - one interpretation, other theories as to what happened and why are not even mentioned.

Likewise treatment of 500 years of Roman history and the rise of Christianity means that matters are taken out of order, events described in misleading simplicity.

There are sometimes interesting snippets, but the programs took on far too much and makes sweeping generalizations based on modern perceptions. Very disappointing.


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