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Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The Story of Luxury
Dr Michael Scott on 'The Story of Luxury' (BBC4 9pm Monday 27 June) This series will cover issues like:
Meat as public luxury at the Panathenaia; Solon and his approach to luxury [Acropolis Museum]; Democracy and luxurious public art and architecture [Pnyx, Acropolis, Acropolis Museum]; Greek drama, 'The Persians', and attitudes to luxury ; Athenian Funerary luxury [or not!] ; Fish as a dangerous luxury in ancient Athens; Alcibiades as a luxurious hero; Spartan luxury; Philip and Alexander; Roman luxury.