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Producer: Sandstone International

Venus, Bacchus & Mars Uncovered

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In this series, Professor Bettany Hughes embarks on a voyage of discovery, travelling across the Mediterranean and Middle East to reveal the true stories of three of the most iconic Greek gods and goddesses: Venus, Bacchus and Mars. In Episode 1, Bettany explains how the mythological figure of Venus us far more than just an excuse for sensual nudity and chocolate box romance. In Episode 2, Bettany goes on an international search for Bacchus, the ancient God of wine, revelry and excess. On the hunt to identify and define ecstasy, we travel the globe to discover his origins, his presence in the modern world and explore how losing oneself played a vital role in the development of civilisation. In Episode 3, she investigates the enduring relationship between warfare and worship by following the trail through time of the ancient God of war Mars. Also available as standalone episodes.

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