Greek Heroes in Popular Culture Through Time - for iPod/iPhone

Greek Heroes in Popular Culture Through Time - for iPod/iPho...

The Open University

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What does ‘2001: a Space Odyssey’ have to do with Odysseus? How does Brad Pitt's Achilles in 'Troy' match up to Homer's original hero? And is Arnold Schwarzenegger the new Heracles? This collection of video animations and audio discussions examines how the heroes of Greek mythology have been represented in popular culture, from ancient times to the modern day. Odysseus is the archetypal questing hero - a blank canvas on which every era has projec...
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What does ‘2001: a Space Odyssey’ have to do with Odysseus? How does Brad Pitt's Achilles in 'Troy' match up to Homer's original hero? And is Arnold Schwarzenegger the new Heracles? This collection of video animations and audio discussions examines how the heroes of Greek mythology have been represented in popular culture, from ancient times to the modern day. Odysseus is the archetypal questing hero - a blank canvas on which every era has projec...
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Achilles

10 Oct 2011 | 03 mins 58 secs

Achilles

10 Oct 2011 | 03 mins 58 secs

Achilles discussion

10 Oct 2011 | 14 mins 06 secs

Achilles discussion

10 Oct 2011 | 14 mins 06 secs

Heracles

10 Oct 2011 | 03 mins 07 secs

Heracles

10 Oct 2011 | 03 mins 07 secs

Heracles discussion

10 Oct 2011 | 14 mins 01 sec

Heracles discussion

10 Oct 2011 | 14 mins 01 sec

Odysseus

10 Oct 2011 | 04 mins 22 secs

Odysseus

10 Oct 2011 | 04 mins 22 secs

Odysseus discussion

10 Oct 2011 | 15 mins 21 secs

Odysseus discussion

10 Oct 2011 | 15 mins 21 secs