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Athens - The Truth About Democracy

Bettany Hughes fronts a two-part documentary in which she journeys from Athens to modern-day Washington DC to uncover the truth behind the widely held belief that Ancient Greece was the birthplace of democracy.

The historian investigates how an ordinary Greek city state was able to transform itself into an imperial power capable of competing with Persia, and recalls the effects of mob rule and tyrants as well as the killing of Socrates.

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socrates   athens   athenian   demoracy   tyrant   tyrants      

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