|01||Greeks In Private||20000425|
How much do we know about the private lives of the ancient Greeks? James Davidson argues that despite our vaunted individualism and hard-won rights people today live far more highly regulated and state-dominated lives than our did our ancient ancestors.
|02 LAST||Olympic Greeks||20000428|
James Davidson explores the Greeks' obsession with the body brilliant.
Poorer Greeks got their muscles from agricultural labour, better-off citizens exercised naked in a gymnasium, and any Spartan man who refused to improve his physique faced expulsion.
Would Britain do better at games if we emulated our ancient ancestors?