How the Greeks Changed the World

Publication Details Click to collapse Cite/Export

  • Creator ZDF
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication [Place of publication not identified] : ZDF, [2014] New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2017. ©2014
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (1 video file (50 min., 17 sec)) : sound, color


  • Ancient Greece – the cradle of modern Europe. Around 3000 years ago, the cultural foundations of Western civilization were laid right here on the shores of the Mediterranean. It is the birthplace of democracy, where great thinkers forged the beginnings of scientific reasoning, where theater was turned into mass entertainment, and where the Olympic Games began. Imaginative animation, stunning visuals, and an entertaining narrative combine in an extraordinary exploration of Greece and the rise of an ancient super-power that would leave a permanent mark on Western society.


  • Originally released by ZDF, 2014.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on November 14, 2017.
  • Streaming video file.
  • Closed-captioned.


  • Greek Pantheon (3:38); Oracle of Delphi (5:37); Philosopher Movement (3:28); Archimedes Principle (4:07); Popular Assembly (3:42); Early Greek Democracy (4:17); Administrative Documentation and Appointments (4:51); Search for Physical Perfection (2:46); Greek Athleticism (4:01); Greek Theater (6:58); Roman Conquest (2:42); Cradle of Western Culture (2:30); Credits: How the Greeks Changed the World (0:32)
Checking the Web...