Godlike genius. Exploring the inspiration of our Greek myths.

Stream Greek Myths - True Stories on BBC Select

From Hamlet to Harry Potter, they’re the backbone of every story we tell. But where do Greek myths come from? What inspired them? And are they even Greek at all?

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Greek Myths: True Stories on BBC Select

Historian Robin Lane Fox lays bare the international history of these epic tales, and the gods that galvanized them – bringing us vivid tales of violence, sex and titanic battles that thrill now as much as they did in the eighth century.

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