Genius Of The Ancient World
Factual Documentaries, The Open University / 3 x 60' / HD, Airline, DVD, Non-Theatric
A BBC Open University Partnership
Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy: Buddha, Socrates and Confucius. All three physically travelled great distances philosophising as they went and drawing conclusions from their journeys. With Bettany as our guide, she gets under the skin of these three great minds and shines a light on the overlooked significance of the 5th century BC, in shaping modern thought across the world.