Brutal, brilliant and still an influence today

Watch Who Were The Greeks? with BBC Select

Ancient Greek history, culture and thought still have an enormous influence on the modern world. But just who were these people?

Classicist Dr Michael Scott travels across Greece, visiting cities, battlefields, ruins and wild countryside in an attempt to uncover how the ancient Greeks lived.

What he discovers is surprising and at times outrageous: a people as brutal as they were brilliant.

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