An­cient Greece: The Great­est Show On Earth

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Michael Scott’s (left) se­ries re­lates the de­cline of Athe­nian im­pe­rial am­bi­tion to the re­treat from grand themes in its theatre, which be­came more con­cerned with ev­ery­day drama. There’s a com­par­i­son with the films of post-im­pe­rial Bri­tain, but Scott fo­cuses on his core sub­ject in this per­spec­tive on his­tory and the arts.

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