Saturday, 19 February 2011

Athenian Democracy

Our illusory democracy bears very little resemblance to the original. I think this documentary I just watched is thin on a couple of points about atomic prescience and totally passes on the Eleusian mysteries. That's just too much dynamite for the academics to handle, but apart from that it's an excellent dip into the period and the resolution is high. Also the chick presenter (Bettany Hughes) is erudite and yummy eye candy.