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The Quest for the Athlos

Oscar® Winning Actor Sir Peter Ustinov narrates.

To the ancient Greeks, athletics made gods and heroes of men.

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The Quest for the Athlos

This DVD is also available together as a 2-DVD Collection with its companion DVD, HIPPOCRATES IN OLYMPIA, in a single delivered package direct from Amazon.com.  Both programs are narrated by Sir Peter Ustinov.  Learn more >>

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

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