Return to ancient Greece and witness the Bacchanalian excess and raw competition of The First Olympics. While the gods looked down, brutal contests of boxing, wrestling, chariot racing, and an early form of no-holds-barred fighting called Pankration raged within the bloodied arena.
- Additional Details
- Format: DVD
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 137 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: June 29, 2004
- Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
- Genre: Drama
- Color: Color
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- Release Date: 2004
Head to ancient Greece to witness the Bacchanalian excess and raw competition of THE FIRST OLYMPICS. While the gods
looked down, brutal contests of boxing, wrestling, chariot racing and an early form of no-holds-barred fighting raged
within the bloodied arena. In honor of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, THE HISTORY CHANNEL PRESENTS: THE FIRST OLYMPICS – three
compelling documentaries that chronicle the origins and culture behind the world's greatest sporting event.
Search of History: The First Olympics—Visit the ruins of ancient Olympia and discover the essential role this epic
festival played in Ancient Greece.
- Ancient Mysteries: Blood and Honor at the First Olympics—In the name of
Zeus and glory, relive the epic contests amidst the strains of Apollo's lyre.
- In Search of History: The Greek
Gods—From Aphrodite to Zeus, the myths, the rituals and the legacies of history's most storied pantheon.