Love in the Ancient World (1998)

Press & Posters




Transmitted on A&E in the USA - August 1997 with many subsequent showings across the USA, as well as in Germany and Greece the same year, and later followed by other countries


"The documentary is beautifully filmed, meticulously researched and rife with disturbing yet fascinating details ……. passion and romance often seem to thrive on the conflict between the sexes"
TOTAL TELEVISION  USA

PICK OF THE WEEKEND

"From the popsicle toes of the Ice Age to the toga-tossing Rome, cables A&E delves into the history of sex tomorrow night at 8 with 'Love in the Ancient World' narrated by actress Kathleen Turner"
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

"…. two hour journey from the Ice Age through the great civilizations to examine evidence of mankind's most private instincts" 
WASHINGTON POST

also chosen by CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - LOS ANGELEES TIMES - BROADCAST WEEK 

"More about sex than love, the informative 'Love in the Ancient World'  touches on sexual practices, marriage rites, homosexuality, and the first stirrings of romantic love through major civilizations ……. written by Prof. Christopher Miles, who has had experience in the sex/love area as Miles helmed the D.H.Lawrence biopic 'Priest of Love'… overall Miles sticks with his subject and offers up some thoughtful commentary"  
VARIETY

"The depictions on sculpture, pottery and wall paintings are handled intelligently and tastefully, but they are nevertheless unsuitable for children…. but that said the special is a bold and unflinching peek into our very own distant past and how religious mores have changed the ways we love"
WICHITA EAGLE

"What distinguishes 'Love in the Ancient World' from all else that has come before and dealt with antiquity, is that it examines the female angle of love in the ancient world …… which world is vividly brought to life with dramatic reconstructions, discussions with experts, and  historical locations"
ATHENS NEWS