The First War for the West ("Making Of")
Great TV companion to the hit movies "300" and its 2014 sequel "300 - RISE OF AN EMPIRE."
"Let us go back 2,500 years to the wars between ancient Greece (West) and Persia (East). The Greco-Persian Wars 2,500 years ago were a clash between two people, two cultures, two systems of government and two continents. The first clash between East and West. A clash that has, sadly, continued all the way to today."
-- Dr. Michael Scott, Host (as seen on NOVA, History Channel, PBS, BBC, etc)
Episodes Available at CelebrateGreece.com:
1) The Beginning: Athens, Sparta and Persia
3) The Battle of Marathon
4) Rise and Fall
5) The Great Invasion of Xerxes
6) Thermopylae (Leonidas and the 300 Spartans) & Salamis (Themistocles, Artemisia)
7) Decision in Greece
8) Aftermath and Legacy
The perfect television documentary to complement the March 2014 movie "300 - Rise of an Empire," the sequel to the 2006 blockbuster movie "300" (8 Episodes)
Overall Synopsis: The first democracy in the world spawned the Greco-Persian Wars 2,500 years ago in Ancient Greece that shaped most of the world today (i.e., 9/11), particularly our politics, but it also gave us some of the most iconic moments and curious mysteries in history...a time when history really did become legend: Leonidas and his 300 Spartans, The Battles of Thermopylae, Marathon, Salamis and Plataea, The Roots of Democracy and, now, the story of Athenian Generals Miltiades (Father) and Kimon (Son).