The Greeks

Episode 3 | Chasing Greatness

Discover how the ancient Greeks finally reached the peak of civilization—revolutionizing art, architecture, drama, philosophy and government—and left a legacy that still points the way forward.

Air Date 7/4/16

More than 3,000 years ago, a unique constellation of circumstances, events, resources and people coalesced in a corner of the Aegean and changed the course of human history forever. This three-part series will dig into the past to expose the present, seek to understand the Greeks to understand ourselves, and plumb today’s greatest minds to tell this epic story anew.
Upcoming Air Dates
  • #101 — Cavemen to Kings |
    Monday, May 8 at 9pm TPT 2
  • #101 — Cavemen to Kings |
    Tuesday, May 9 at 3am TPT 2
  • #101 — Cavemen to Kings |
    Wednesday, May 10 at 10:30pm TPT 2
  • #101 — Cavemen to Kings |
    Thursday, May 11 at 4:30am TPT 2
  • #102 — The Good Strife |
    Monday, May 15 at 9pm TPT 2
  • #101 — Cavemen to Kings
    Uncover the first draft of Western civilization, which, though it met a spectacular end, laid the groundwork for the revolution in human thought that was to come.
    Monday, May 8 at 9pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, May 9 at 3am TPT 2
    Wednesday, May 10 at 10:30pm TPT 2
    Thursday, May 11 at 4:30am TPT 2
  • #102 — The Good Strife
    Watch as ancient Greeks strive for excellence, strife proves to be an inescapable certainty-and it's not long before the rising civilization and all that it promises will face its gravest tests.
    Monday, May 15 at 9pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, May 16 at 3am TPT 2
    Wednesday, May 17 at 10:30pm TPT 2
    Thursday, May 18 at 4:30am TPT 2
  • #103 — Chasing Greatness
    Watch as ancient Greece's legacy is invoked in Athens and at the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. Take a look back at its rise and fall, which might not only help us understand the challenges we face now, but also point toward a better future.
    Monday, May 22 at 9pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, May 23 at 3am TPT 2
    Wednesday, May 24 at 10:30pm TPT 2
    Thursday, May 25 at 4:30am TPT 2

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