The Quest for the Athlos
Oscar® Winner Peter Ustinov narrates and investigates the ancient Greek art of Athletics.
To the ancient Greeks, athletics made gods and heroes of men.
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To the ancient Greeks, athletics made gods and heroes of men. Narrated by two-time Academy-Award Winner the late Sir Peter Ustinov, this program journeys among the ruins of antiquity to depict ancient stadiums and gymnasiums and to discover where the spirit of peaceful contest was cultivated.
Athlos - participating in athletics - initially defined these significant deeds: the pursuit of perfection through creative activities that involve physical endurance and skill, as well as virtue, energy, beauty, and health.
An insightful and thorough examination of the basis upon which the Greek ideals of athleticism and sportsmanship were formed.
(Greek Subtitles Option Available Only on the DVD)
ISBN-13: 978-0-9815714-7-8 (NTSC); 978-09815714-8-5 (PAL)
ISBN-10: 0-9815714-7-6 (NTSC); 0-9815714-8-4 (PAL)
UPC Barcode: 897429001165 (NTSC); 897429001141 (PAL)
Original score by Yannis Markopoulos