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The Celts. Rich Traditions and Ancient Myths

Source : Barnes & Noble

For 800 years, a proud, vibrant, richly imaginative warrior people swept ruthlessly across Europe. The ancient Greeks called them “ Keltoi ” and honored them as one of the great barbarian races. Follow their fascinating story from their earliest roots 2500 years ago through the flowering of their unique culture and their enduring heritage today, enhanced with stunning reconstructions of iron-age villages, dramatizations of major historical events and visits to modern Celtic lands. This fascinating look back at the legends and legacy of the Celtic heritage is underscored by the hauntingly beautiful music of Enya.

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Episode One
The Man with the Golden Shoes

Writer and narrator Frank Delaney takes us from the earliest remains of Celtic salt-miners in Austria, 2500 years ago, through the spread of their empire from Ireland to Hungary. Although the Celts were courageous, ruthless warriors armed with iron and mounted on horseback, their proud independence kept them from uniting against the disciplined military might of Rome.

BBC (2003 [1987]). The Celts. Rich Traditions and Ancient Myths, narration de Frank Delaney, DVD vidéo, deux disques, couleur, BBC Video, approx. 325 min.

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In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great

Source : Amazon.ca

In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great brings to life one of the most pivotal events in human history, the creation of a Greek empire stretching from the Balkans to India. Michael Wood hosts this colorful journey across 20,000 miles, 16 countries and four war zones, retracing Alexander’s expedition that first joined East and West. The series captures the drama and adventure of one of the world’s greatest stories as Wood travels across the deserts, mountains and rivers of Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Iran, Afghanistan and India.

At the heart of this epic story is the enigmatic character of Alexander himself. Using texts of Greek and Roman historians as his guide, Wood searches for the truth behind the legends of the young man who conquered most of the known world before he was 30.

BBC (2004 [1998]). In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, hosted by Michael Wood, PBS Home Video, DVD, color, 240 min.