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The roots of our society are to be found in Athens, Rome and Jerusalem. The main contributions of Greece are the tradition of persistent enquiry, found in Greek astronomers, mathematicians, doctors..., philosophers, and also the field of the arts. Rome gave the rule of law and the Empire had a stabilising effect on its numerous peoples. Christianity, itself an offspring of Judaism, has continually brought Europe up against a sense of social justice, compassion and love. Western society has often been refreshed by a return to these, its principal sources.
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Module code and title: A101, An arts foundation course
Item code: A101; 01
Recording date: 1977-11-16
First transmission date: 14-02-1978
Published: 1978
Rights Statement: Rights owned or controlled by The Open University
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Duration: 00:18:34
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Producer: Prudence Smith
Contributor: John Ferguson
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Athens; Civilisation and Culture; Inheritance; Jerusalem; Rome
Master spool number: TLN46950H380
Production number: TLN46950H380
Available to public: no