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The Quest for the Athlos (2003)

Video  -  Documentary | History  -  7 July 2003 (USA)
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A newly released, one-hour documentary, narrated by Academy Award® Winner Sir Peter Ustinov. To the ancient Greeks, athletics made gods and heroes of men. Narrated by two-time Academy-Award... See full summary »

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A newly released, one-hour documentary, narrated by Academy Award® Winner Sir Peter Ustinov. To the ancient Greeks, athletics made gods and heroes of men. Narrated by two-time Academy-Award Winner the late Sir Peter Ustinov, this program journeys among the ruins of antiquity to depict ancient stadiums and gymnasiums and to discover where the spirit of peaceful contest was cultivated. Athlos - participating in athletics - initially defined these significant deeds: the pursuit of perfection through creative activities that involve physical endurance and skill, as well as virtue, energy, beauty, and health. An insightful and thorough examination of the basis upon which the Greek ideals of athleticism and sportsmanship were formed. Written by Anonymous

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