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The Spartans / a Lion Television Production for Channel 4 ; series producer, Tim Kirby ; directed by Melanie Archer.

Kirby, Tim. (Added Author). Archer, Melanie. (Added Author). Hughes, Bettany. (Added Author). Scales, Steve. (Added Author). Burke, Anthony. (Added Author). Hartington, Douglas. (Added Author). Lion Television Ltd. (Added Author). Channel Four (Great Britain) (Added Author). PBS Home Video. (Added Author).

Chronicles the rise and fall of the civilization of ancient Sparta, considering socio-economic, political and military aspects and influence on later Western culture. Key battles (Thermopylae, Sphakteria, Syracuse) and individuals (Leonidas, Lysander, Lycurgus, Agesilaos) are examined. Includes location footage and battle re-enactments.

Record details

  • ISBN: 0780645251
  • ISBN: 9780780645257
  • ISBN: 1415701032
  • ISBN: 9781415701034
  • ISBN: 0793644224
  • ISBN: 9780793644223
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, [2003]

Content descriptions

Creation/Production Credits Note:
Photography, Douglas Hartington ; film editor, Steve Scales ; original music, Anthony Burke.
Participant or Performer Note:
Presented by Bettany Hughes.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, Region 1, Widescreen presentation; Dolby surround stereo.
Language Note:
Subject: Sparta (Extinct city)
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Films for the hearing impaired.

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Somerset County Federated Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Meyersdale Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Meyersdale Public Library DVD SPARTANS (Text) 30512005419682 MEYM Videos Available -

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