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Acclaimed presenter of historic documentaries, Bettany Hughes, embarks on a journey across the eastern Mediterranean to discover the truth about HELEN OF TROY, the woman blamed for causing the Trojan War. Following weapons experts, the two-hour film shows how the conflict in Helen's name would have been fought, unraveling the reality from the myths and putting flesh on "the face that launched a thousand ships."
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5.0

GREAT video!!

By Pat

from South Berwick, Maine

Comments about PBS Helen of Troy DVD:

Nothing like a DOCUMENTARY with a bit of drama to teach us. (We just visited Mycenae last June and never saw 1/2 of what was shown in video!! Next time we'll have a guide.)

 
4.0

The Bronze Sword

By Cab

from Albuquerque, NM

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Comments about PBS Helen of Troy DVD:

Less known (to me)themes of Grecian antiquity were emphasized,such as the reasons for war and the tactical nuances of armor. Helen was beautifully presented, appropriately by the lady archeologist, who impresses with the richness of her detail and site descriptions. Including the part on ancient Greek weapons was particularly entertaining, as local delivery horses were enlisted with the doubtful permission of the owners to pull the chariots. I was inspired to wonder about Bronze Age women, not as strong Amazons, but as valued beauties practiced in the art of submission to a man's cruel whims, giving the warrior grunt a sultan's rewards in control and satisfaction. I didn't think of this before. Ancient thinking!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A good overview of Bronze Age life

By ArchaeologyGrad

from Minneapolis, MN

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Comments about PBS Helen of Troy DVD:

This documentary presents a good overview of life in the Late Bronze Age Aegean, with a focus on the culture of elites. There are interviews with experts on Bronze Age weapons and combat, dress, and food. The presenter discusses the status of elite women and queens, as well as Homer's perspective on women, sex, and war in writing the Iliad, and for once there is an emphasis on archaeological evidence rather than only texts.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

NEGATIVE

By N&R

from Mount Vernon, IA

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Comments about PBS Helen of Troy DVD:

My wife and I did not enjoy this version of the story of Helen of Troy. We disagreed with much of what was presented. The stated intention of the presentation was to clarify the difference between history and myth regarding Helen. We did not feel that was accomplished at any very new or interesting depth. Too much of the film was taken up with what the industry calls 'filler,' getting from one place to another at a pace that is supposed to keep the commentary engaging, lively but in this case seemed only to serve to stretch the presentation to the length required. -- Norm & Ruth

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5.0

I would buy this product again

By KB

from Eau Claire, WI

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Comments about PBS Helen of Troy DVD:

Saw the show on PBS and thought I'd like to own it. It is terrific.

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