It’s not long until episode 1 of the programme “Who were the Greeks” is aired. According to the BBC: “Classicist, Dr Michael Scott, uncovers the strange, alien world of the ancient Greeks. He asks who were these people who gave us democracy, architecture, philosophy, language, literature and sport?” We collected a series of link for you to read around the programme.
@DrMichaelCScott will be live-tweeting while the programme is on. Twitter users are encouraged to pose questions to him either by quoting his username or using the hashtag #WWTG, or both. This will be a great experiment in social media.
(Should you be reading this from the future, you can hopefully get a good idea of the programme via the Twitter hashtag #WWTG. Those from the recent future may also be able to view it through the iPlayer, via the first link.)
BBC 2 programme page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0369vm2
Blog post accompanying programme
What did the Ancient Greek do for us?
BBC History Magazine: http://www.historyextra.com/blog/what-did-ancient-greeks-do-us
Making: Who were the Greeks
Knowledge Centre, University of Warwick: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/knowledge/culture/whowerethegreeks
Dr Michael Scott blog (there are several posts written as the programme was being filmed)
Dr Michael Scott blog: http://michaelscottweb.blogspot.co.uk/
Twitter: @drmichaelcscott (Make sure you remember the “c” between Michael and Scott!)