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Ancient Greece: Greatest Show on Earth

Romans
Season 1 Episode 3 FOXTEL Arts April 22, 2017

Dr Michael Scott explores the role played by the Romans in the preservation of Greek drama, discovering how they adapted it to their own ends. Plus, he reveals how the empire served as a vital link between modern drama and the plays of the ancient Greeks. With contributions by professors Matthew Leigh, Tim Whitmarsh and Gesine Manuwald.

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