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Athens City Academy of the Performing Bards 

Gabrielle auditions to attend the Athens City Academy to train as a bard -- but others trying for the few open spots include Homer and Euripides.

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Gabrielle (as Renee O'Connor)
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Homer / Orion
Grahame Moore ...
Polonius
Andrew Thurtell ...
Twickenham
Joe Manning ...
Euripedes (as Joseph Manning)
Patrick Brunton ...
Stallonus
Alan de Malmanche ...
Docenius (as Alan De Malmanche)
Lori Dungey ...
Kellos
David Weatherley ...
Gastacius
Bernard Moody ...
Drunk
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Spartacus (archive footage)
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Iolaus (archive footage)
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Hercules (archive footage)
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Gabrielle auditions to attend the Athens City Academy to train as a bard -- but others trying for the few open spots include Homer and Euripides.

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This episode contains scenes from the movie Spartacus (1960). Lucy Lawless would go on to play Lucretia in the TV series Spartacus: War of the Damned and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. See more »

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Bards were poets and scholars in Celtic/Gaelic societies (chiefly Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Cornwall). Professional reciters/performers of poetry in ancient Greece were called 'rhapsodes'. See more »

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Xena: See how calm the surface of the water is. That was me once. And then
[Xena throws a stone in the water]
Xena: , the water ripples and churns. That's what I became.
Gabrielle: But if we sit here long enough it will go back to being still again; go back to being calm.
Xena: But the stone is still under there. It's now part of the lake. It might look as it did before, but it's forever changed.
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Additional thanks to Steve Reeves. See more »

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Features Xena: Warrior Princess: Prometheus (1995) See more »

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Rehashes past programs
12 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Maybe they were short of money.

A lot of this episode shows things from the previous programs It also shows stuff from films of the same era.

Has Homer and Euripedes, who lived centuries apart.

And the ending is never in doubt.

Disappointing.


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