Genius of the Ancient World: Series 1

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History Documentary hosted by Bettany Hughes, published by BBC in 2015 - English narration

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Genius of the Ancient World: Series 1 Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy.

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In this first episode, Bettany investigates the revolutionary ideas of the Buddha. In his 20's the Buddha abandoned his family, and homeland, in the foothills of the Himalayas, to embark on an ambitious philosophical quest: to find a solution to human suffering.

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In this second episode, Bettany investigates the revolutionary ideas of Socrates. Socrates was born in Athens during a creative, yet extremely tumultuous period of Greek history.

[edit] Confucius

In this third episode, Bettany investigates the game-changing ideas of Confucius. Confucius is considered the first Chinese thinker to take a systematic, philosophical approach to the social, political, and moral challenges of his world.

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  • Video Codec: x264 High@L4.1
  • Video: Bitrate: (~4464 kb/s)
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1920 x 1080
  • Video Resolution: 1.778 (16:9
  • Audio Codec: MPEG-4 AAC LC
  • Audio: English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 kb/s VBR 48000Hz
  • Audio Channels: stereo (2/0)
  • Run-Time: 59 Mins
  • Framerate: 25.000 Fps
  • Number of Parts: 3
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 1.89 GB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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