Apr 23, 2018
This has been an enthralling course which introduces you to the world of the Ancient Greek. Thank you Prof. Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, and all the course creators and mentors, for this excellent course.
Sep 04, 2015
Brilliant course. Superbly assembled and presented material. And I love the prof's wry sense of humour!\n\nI've been wanting to learn about this subject for many years. Highly recommended.
por Katherine M•
Sep 18, 2016
I found this a really interesting course to complete. The lectures are easily digestible and help to provide context for various readings that you complete along the way. I would have liked an introductory lecture that gave an overview of some of the major themes of the course more clearly (I felt a bit at sea throughout the first topic having never studied this before. I didn't know what to pay attention to). But once we were underway, I had no trouble working out the flow of events. I really enjoyed this- thank you!
por Vincent L•
Feb 03, 2018
It was really interesting especially with the lectures having lots of visual aids. The reading activities also helped me understand more and learn in general. It was a great course.
por Richard F T•
Sep 22, 2017
Good teacher, great range of topics, great reading. Only problem was that allot of the external links didn't work and sometimes.
por Víctor H A G•
Jun 04, 2017
Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, es un gran profesor de historia Antigua. Su didáctica es ágil y amena, posee un adecuado manejo de los conocimientos que logra eficientemente transmitir. He aprendido mucho sobre la historia antigua de Grecia. Gracias profesor Andrew.
por Pimpisut S•
Sep 18, 2015
A really great course!!
por Suzanne M Y•
Oct 26, 2015
I had forgotten how much reading there is! I didn't have a lot of time, but I enjoyed the lectures a lot and it revisited my interest in history and ancient civilizations. I think I learned more from this than the Ancient Civ class I took many years ago in college! Most enjoyable!
por David F•
Sep 10, 2015
Good introduction to the period - balances political history with wider social and cultural topics. Well supported by original source material. Maybe the expectations of weekly reading are set a little high for many students. I personally found the sections on early Greece particularly interesting as I was least familiar with that era.
por Jose A M•
May 30, 2018
One of the more challenging and wonderfully thorough Cousera courses that I've taken. I truly enjoyed it. Well done!
por Fabian F•
Dec 29, 2017
Excellent content, but - in my opinion - too much additional reading as it took up a lot of time to get through the literature.
por MERCEDES M S S•
Aug 23, 2017
Fue un curso estupendo, fue largo y todavía quedaron muchas cuestiones por abordar, entiendo que el tema es muy extenso. Felicidades.
por Bradford K•
Jul 12, 2017
Very interesting course! Combined aspects of art, architecture, military conflicts, political developments, literature, and philosophy into a wide-ranging overview of ancient Greece. Helped to put a lot of things into perspective. Good use of visuals and supplemental reading material.
por Lisa S L•
Nov 02, 2015
Excellent survey course. Only wish there was more information given on details of daily life, also wish the course was a bit longer. Had issues with verifying the quizes.
por Wendy M•
Oct 15, 2016
Some great material and I learned a lot. I did in fact complete the course but chose not to submit written material. Sometimes the lecturer was perhaps a little dry.
por Nevena D•
Dec 07, 2015
I enjoyed this course. It was very interesting, the teacher explained each topic well. A very informative journey through the Ancient Greece.
por James I C•
Oct 26, 2015
The lecturer was quite knowledgeable, but I think he needs to work on his presentation a bit. Particularly at the start of the course he didn't quite know what he was trying to say
por Marianna P•
Sep 15, 2015
por Elsa A•
Sep 07, 2015
Excellent course! Very knowledgeable professor, yet easy and pleasant to follow. The programme is well structured and the content approached with some depth (considering the introductory nature of the course). I would have loved to see, though, a focus more on philosophy (pre- and post- socratic), visual arts and the Hellenistic period, as it is most of the times neglected, even in today's historical accounts. Hope to see more courses on Classical Studies soon at Coursera.
por Renato F•
May 15, 2019
Very interesting course. Thank you
por James G•
Jun 07, 2019
Good value for money. It provides a backbone structure for the 1000 years or so of Greek history. beware of the time requirements for the assignments - the course says a reading assignment is 10 minutes - for 100 pages of Thucydides - I often found it was more like a month! The course took me about 9 months to complete.
por Andrew M•
Sep 01, 2015
Ancient Greeks is brief overview of Greek civilization from about 1800 to 320 BC, starting with the Minoans of Crete and ending with the death of Alexander the Great. Prof. Andrew Szegedy-Maszak demonstrates great knowledge about the subjects, covering literature, government, and philosophy.
Yet the course has two setbacks: 1) The professor stutters through the lectures, displaying his obvious discomfort being on camera; and 2) the overview is very expansive, so there isn't great study in any single theater of Greek civilization.
There is, however, solid coverage. I also felt the chapter on the 4th cent. BC, done to address complaints about no coverage of Alexander and Macedon, feels tacked on. It's a long, but somehow hurried lecture.
That said, I liked this course. I gained greater knowledge of important political and literary figures, such as Solon and Alcibiades, than I did when I studied the subject back in college.
por Wendi S•
Jun 02, 2017
The information was interesting and divided up so that it made a connection between the readings and the lectures. However, the speaker seemed uncomfortable and did not present himself well. More photos and being shown the pictures longer with him speaking behind them would have helped. Looking at little pictures on a computer/TV screen behind the speaker didn't help. Poor presentation although good subject matter.
por Muhammad I•
Feb 14, 2016
Very interesting! I wish there is some animation film to explain the narative.
por Gorret F•
Oct 12, 2015
A lesson with discussion about the question of quizz.
por Robert G•
Jun 14, 2017
Rather dry delivery of material. Teacher knows the material, just do not get enthusiastic. Will unenroll during first week sadly.
por Jonathan G•
Feb 24, 2018
this course was interesting but biased in a lot of ways. Alexander was Macedonian, but they glorify him like he's some great hero when to his enemies, he was called "Alexander the Destroyer Of Cities". A tyrant should never be glorified.