Greece

September 4, 2005
(was 08.08.2004)

Have you ever wondered why Homer’s “Iliad” is still so popular?  Bestselling writer Thomas Cahill says it’s because it’s a real boy’s story.  On this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, our enduring fascination with the Ancient Greeks.  Also, an archaeologist who’s excavating the real Troy.  And, a portrait of modern Athens.

  1. Thomas Cahill on "Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea"

    Best-selling author Thomas Cahill is writing a series of books about ancient cultures that have shaped our world.  He talks about about the various ancient Greek city-states and their artistic and political legacy.

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  2. William Aylward on the Trojan War

    William Aylward is an archaeologist at the University of Wisconsin who’s done extensive field work at the site of Troy in modern day Turkey.

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  3. Mary Lefkowitz on "Greek Gods, Human Lives"

    Mary Lefkowitz is the author of “Greek Gods, Human Lives: What We Can Learn from Myths.”  She says that the Greek gods seem too much like us to impress most modern people.

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  4. George Sarrinikolaou on "Facing Athens"

    George Sarrinikolaou was born in Greece and now lives in New York. He can pass for a Greek, but still feels like an outsider there

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  5. Barry Unsworth on "Crete"

    Barry Unsworth says that the layers of history are tangible on Crete, and talks about some of the island’s mythic figures.

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