Love in the Ancient World (Liebe in der Antike) (1998)
3 hr TV Special
Since the beginning of recorded history the human race has tried, with varying degrees of success, to keep its erotic impulses in check. The film examines with experts and written evidence at the time, how the ancient civilizations around the Mediterranean basin regarded love and sexuality, before the icy kiss of organized religion imbued relationships with a sense of guilt….was everyone having too much fun too early on?
International Version (Bayerischer Rundfunk/ERT & Primetime TV) 3 x 1 hrs
USA Version (A&E Network & Primetime TV) 2 hrs