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What about Professor Ian Worthington’s performance did you like?
He is clearly excited and passionate about the subject, and this comes across both in his delivery and in his planning and preparation of the content.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Too many to list!
Any additional comments?
The other commenter should not be trusted, his review is completely inaccurate. I would say this is a matter of subject preference, but there is so little in it that corresponds to reality that I do not doubt he must have listened only to one or two lectures before giving up, likely having too little interest in the subject matter to begin with.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
The instructor is great; clear, concise, entertaining and endearing. Two thumbs up.
The course itself provides a great deal of context - it tied together all the disparate facts about Greece in my head. The coverage is extensive, from essentially prehistoric Greece to the Hellenistic period after Alexander the Great.
I also enjoyed the point of view of the instructor: he was careful to state when he was offering a personal view vs. A consensus view.
I give the content 4/5 since there were several classes focused on the details of legal procedures which I found very dull.
Definitely would recommend this lecture series for anyone interested in ancient Greek history who is not already an expert.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
not what i expected. very good, large focus on law and democracy. goes through the battles, just more human focused.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Professor Worthington's lectures are a treasure trove of insight into the early history of Western Civilization, and what we see when we peer into that ancient cradle, is that this baby is as ugly as it is beautiful. One thing I have always appreciated about good lecturers, is their ability to spin a narrative that is both self-critical and self-affirming, and Worthington does a masterful job of it.