Duration: 12:43
Description: Felix lands in ancient Greece where he meets the shepherd Alexander who wants to win the discus throw in the Olympic games. Alexander’s opponent is the arrogant athlete Adonis. A host of Greek gods are hidden among the audience; Zeus favours Alexander, but Hades is crazy about Adonis. In the first of three tries, Adonis lands the discuss in the dirt, so it won’t be difficult for Alexander to win the first round. Then follows the deciding throw – which Adonis completely muddles. Alexander is now certain he can do better, but gets distracted by Aphrodite, and lands the disk right in front of him. Adonis’ discus then flies a great distance. With Felix cheering him on, Alexander then makes an incredible throw… yet the discus will then mysteriously disappear! The referee declares Adonis as the winner, but Felix cannot accept this, and demands that Alexander throw another object of the same weight, so Felix quickly puts several stones of similar weight in his suitcase. Alexander sees a new chance and swirls Felix’s suitcase further than Adonis’ discus. Alexander is declared the first winner of the Olympic Games, and Felix is honoured with a crown.
Published: September 14, 2014 7:27 pm

BBC: Alastair Sooke – Treasures Of Ancient Greece


Channel: Macedonia Forever Greek
Duration: 2:26
Alastair Sooke: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alastair_Sooke
Documentary: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05qqgrr
© 2015 British Broadcasting Corporation

“Treasures Of Ancient Greece – The Classical Revolution”
Episode 02 Excerpt Script: “From GREECE’s mountainous northern region known as MACEDONIA came a dynasty of warrior kings. […] Here in 1977, archaeologists made an extraordinary discovery. Deep in a hillside near the small town of Vergina, they unearthed the royal burial site of MACEDON, including the tomb of PHILIP II, father of ALEXANDER THE GREAT. […] Dominating the facade of PHILIP’s tomb is this extraordinary survival – a rare original painting from Ancient GREECE.

Published: June 7, 2015 1:34 pm