Treasures of Ancient Greece ep. 3

Treasures of Ancient Greece ep. 3

Alastair Sooke explores the extraordinary afterlife of the Greek masterpieces that changed the course of western culture. Succeeding centuries have found in ancient Greek art inspiration for their own ideals and ambitions.


Filming in Italy, Germany, France and Britain, Alastair’s investigation includes The Venus of Knidos, the first naked woman in western art, the bronze horses of St Mark’s in Venice which became a pawn in an imperial game and the naked discus thrower, the Discobolus, personally bought by Adolf Hitler and used by him as a symbol of Aryan supremacy.


Treasures of Ancient Greece ep. 3 – The Long Shadow


Series in which Alastair Sooke explores the riches and unique legacy of Greek art.

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