Medical Care During the Ancient Olympic Games
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Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) July 21, 2008
Hippocrates, known as the father of medicine, has been passionately studied for centuries for being the first pioneer into what we now know as the field of modern day health care. In addition to his famous Hippocratic Oath, his fascinating life is beautifully portrayed in this World Premiere one hour documentary entitled "Olympics: Hippocrates in Olympia", by George Petritsis, based on the book "Medical Care During the Ancient Olympic Games" by Christos Lolas, M.D., and narrated by Academy Award® winner, the late, great Sir Peter Ustinov. This documentary is believed to have been his final narration and his mellifluous voice adds additional richness to this magnificent work.
This 52-minute DVD gem was filmed in a classic documentary style infused with beautiful and original music scored by Maestro Yannis Markopoulos. Prominent in this visually rich presentation are actual ancient artifacts from many of the great archaeological sites and museums found in Greece.
"Hippocrates in Olympia" focuses on the fascination of Hippocrates and his advanced holistic medical beliefs, while investigating a closely related subject, namely the medical care of the revered athletes during the ancient Olympic Games. It was of vital importance in that era that the sportsmen of the day were kept in perfect health in order to provide the much loved entertainment to the leading dignitaries, artists and philosophers in attendance at the ultimate sports festival.
This wonderful historical DVD is available for purchase ($29.95) worldwide at CelebrateGreece.com, Amazon.com, and select retailers.
Also, it is now downloadable to your television's internet-connected, set-top TiVo® box. This near-instant delivery method enables viewers to download their favorite entertainment videos direct to their television or computer whenever they want.
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This special DVD and many others are globally distributed exclusively by CelebrateGreece.com -- where Modern and Ancient Greece are explored through exclusive video journeys. CelebrateGreece.com aims to reach, inform, educate and inspire worldwide audiences of all ages to celebrate Greece and its everlasting ancient roots.
Retailer DVD Information:
ISBN-13: 978-0-9815714-3-0 ISBN-10: 0-9815714-3-3
UPC Barcode: 897429001080
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