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Athens: The Dawn of Democracy

This series explores the world of Athens in 500BC -- the birthplace of democratic debate, the original home of freedom and equality. It was a city at the height of its self-confidence, a place of great economic and imperial power ruled, not by a king, but by a popular assembly of its 40,000 male citizens. The legacy of Athenian democracy lives on in all modern representative democracies. It gave us the inalienable liberties of freedom, the rule of law, natural equality and the rights of freedom of expression and education.

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Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 - 5:00 AM    "Part 2" Episode two explores Golden Age Athens at the dawn of democracy. Democracy unleashed and inspired new thinking that challenged older Athenian religion and society. The program uncovers brand new research showing how democracy fed new ideas and brought them into conflict with traditional beliefs. D
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Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 - 5:00 AM "Part 2" (LEARN/CREATE)
Show is for Ages 14 and over Show Is Closed Captioned
Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 - 5:00 PM "Part 2" (LEARN/CREATE)
Show is for Ages 14 and over Show Is Closed Captioned
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