Episode 4: Pericles

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Episode 4: Pericles
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Would you die for democracy? That’s what Pericles of Athens asked his countrymen to do in 430 BC in the most famous Funeral Speech until Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. He and Aspasia were the first power couple in the history of democracy.

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Episode 3: Leonidas

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Episode 3: Leonidas
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What would you do if you had to die to save your country? Leonidas and 300 Spartans answered that question at the Battle of the Hot Gates – Thermopylae, 480 BC.

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Episode 2: Helen of Troy

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Episode 2: Helen of Troy
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Would you die for the most beautiful woman in the world? She was Helen of Troy and this is her story – and that of the Greeks and Trojans who fought over her.

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Episode 1: Achilles

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Episode 1: Achilles
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What would you be willing to die for? For glory? The West’s first great hero, Achilles, was — this is his story.

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