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Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War and Plato, Alcibiades I

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Alternate title:War that never ends
Summary:Set against the backdrop of the impending 1991 Persian Gulf War, Thucydides' history of the events leading up to the 27-year Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta is re-enacted. The film demonstrates, by using simple staging and plain costumes, that the politics of men and nations on the verge of war have changed little since ancient times.
Contributor:Thucydides
Plato
Gold, Jack 1930
McCowen, Alec
Bennett, John 1928
Calder, David
Kingsley, Ben 1943
Barton, John 1928
Provider:British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
Greek Collection
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:Europe
Place of origin – Country:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Place of origin – Region:England
Topical subjects:Greece History Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C
Credits:Cast: Alec McCowen, John Bennett, David Calder, Ben Kingsley. Editor, Spencer Hill ; music, Leo Cottakis.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:War, Military
Films@UM Browse terms:War and International Conflicts
Collection:Films@UM
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