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1211GREEKS, THEGREEKS, THE1975color28 min16mm Surveys Greek history and culture from the early Aegean civilizations to the conquests of Alexander. Explores the unique blend of legend and fact that envelopes early Greek history. Discusses the development of the city-state and the factors which led to a collision with the Persian empires of Darius and Xerxes. Presents the brilliance of the art, architecture, philosophy, politics and theatre which directed Western civilization for centuries. A series of wars between Sparta and Athens left the city-states easy prey for the Macedonian conquerors. The last section deals with the expansion of the Greek empire under the leadership of Alexander the Great.