Greek Myths: True Stories
PBS: Friday 5 January at 7.15PM
For centuries, figures such as Hercules, Oedipus, Adonis and Atlas and the stories sur- rounding them have served as a rich source of inspiration for countless writers and artists.
This documentary sees historian Robin Lane Fox set out to uncover the truth behind these colourful tales of ancient heroes and deities. Join him on his mission to find out more about how such time-honoured myths first emerged and how they evolved.
Going back to the source material, Robin looks at the people, journeys and topography from which some of history’s most celebrated stories were born. Passed on by word of mouth, record- ed, celebrated, embellished and handed down through the generations, these ancient tales continue to influence creators across the globe.