Genius of the Ancient World “Buddha” 9 July 2022: Episode 1 on BBC Four


Genius of the Ancient World "Buddha" 9 July 2022: Episode 1 on BBC Four 11Historian Bettany Hughes embarks on an expedition to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy: Buddha, Socrates and Confucius. All three physically travelled great distances philosophising as they went and drawing conclusions from their journeys. With Bettany as our guide, she gets under the skin of these three great minds and shines a light on the overlooked significance of the 5th century BC in shaping modern thought across the world. In this first episode, Bettany investigates the revolutionary ideas of the Buddha.



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Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy – Buddha, Socrates and Confucius.

This show is broadcast on BBC Four, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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