7 июля 2020 г.
Well thought out well presented. I feel I have gained a very knowledgeable and thorough understanding of both Greek and Roman mythology and their historical gods and goddesses from taking this course.
19 авг. 2020 г.
I loved this course. It covers material that is generally available to those who can afford an expensive private education. It was a great way to keep myself occupied during the coronavirus lockdown.
автор: Jonathan I L•
5 дек. 2018 г.
This is a fantastic course. Don't expect to get a very deep knowledge, intricate concepts or really complicated theory since this course offers only an introduction to Greek and Roman myths and some very useful tools to interpret them. The language used by Peter Struck is quite friendly, and he is able to make you feel like you're actually travelling with Odysseus, Orestes and all of the heroes of Greek and Roman Myths.
автор: Diane M•
30 сент. 2021 г.
Peter (sorry for the familiarity - his warm style mabe it feel like he a friend) has an insight and knowledge level which made this course a pleasure to complete. He has a way of bringing history to life with his ability to relate , interpret and deliver content. Thank you - I am now looking at how to continue my passion for history with another of your courses
Dr Di McGreal
автор: Carlos L•
3 июля 2017 г.
i´m very glad to have chosen this course in my ongoing learning. i studied oedipus´story in college as part of the psychoanalysis class and in the history of psychology is a very important but underrated part of learning. i want to thank peter struck for his energy throughout the whole ten sessions and hopefully he would have a bottle of water nearby to water his throat a little between videos. such a great teacher!!
автор: Veronica S•
31 мая 2020 г.
A very interesting course for those who already have some previous knowledge of greek and roman mythology. I learned a lot more about the historical and social backgrounds of the myths I grew up with and studied on my own, but I also "gained new glasses" to see them from different perspectives. Thank you so much Peter, although I did not engage much on class discussions, your course made my quarantine more bearable.
автор: Daniel S•
14 янв. 2023 г.
Dr.Struck is a remarkable interpreter of this genre. His insights really lent clarity to the stories and brought them alive for the modern reader. I enjoyed the class thoroughly! I would recommend that all future students of this course read the suggested readings before,not after the lectures. The lectures will fill out the gaps in understanding from the readings much better when they are used for follow-up
автор: Shyamasri M•
14 июня 2020 г.
I am very glad that I have completed this course successfully. The syllabus was comprehensive. The lectures were informative and analytical. I express my sincere thanks to Prof. Peter Struck (Course Instructor) and the academic team, for making the difficult topics of Classical literature interesting to the learners. Thanks, Coursera, for offering such a wonderful course on Greek and Roman Mythology.
автор: Emily W•
29 авг. 2020 г.
This was an excellent course, I'm so glad it was recommended to me! I have experience in history, but not Classics specifically. I learned so much in this course and was introduced to important, seminal works. Professor Struck not only presents the information and analysis in an accessible way, but also always keeps it interesting. This course made me want to continue delving into the Classics!
автор: Natalia B•
26 сент. 2019 г.
Thank you for the course. It was systematic, provided deep understanding of mythology and, particularly, deeper understanding of the current human being, identity, the roots of humanity, etc. I really enjoyed the useful and very interesting information. Moreover, the course sees mythology through the prism of a range of tools, thus, providing the explanation of the importance of its learning.
автор: Gerald H•
2 мая 2019 г.
The course is presented in a quite interesting and humorous manner. I ended up really enjoying the course and acquired a number of the reading materials for personal use after the course. I had never thought about myths beyond simple stories, why they exist, how it might be they come about, and now am always thinking about the world I live in today and how myths play a role. Great Course!
3 мар. 2017 г.
Great course! I enrolled knowing nothing (just the basic stories/myths you read everywhere) and I end literally Loving Greek and Roman Mythology. Unfortunately the time is short for such rich and deep topic. Professor Peter Struck was great transmitting the enthusiasm for the stories with a very understandable structure. Thank you for putting together this course, I guess it was and odyssey.
автор: Johan S H•
6 июня 2020 г.
The course was great! the teacher explains his ideas in such a way that it is easy to understand them even for foreigner like me. Furthermore, the quizes and the discussions are an interesting way of assessing and comparing the knowledge that we have got. Thank you! Something I did not like tough, is that the certification is a little bit expensive for some people who do not live in the US.
автор: Marco M•
26 июня 2020 г.
Peter Struck and team do an excellent job to introduce “universal truths” and a tool box that have enhance my scholarly ability to analyze texts. Really enjoyed the delivery, and course material. It was a great introduction to various texts that I explored further using the same strategies. Thank you, and will be looking out for more courses!! I look for the myth in my everyday life now.
автор: ana l n•
6 окт. 2022 г.
Descubrir un mundo mágico con la guía de un excelente maestro fue una experiencia maravillosa que he disfrutado totalmente. Ahora pienso adentrarme en los textos para realmente tener el conocimiento después de haber tomado este excelente curso. Incluso creo conveniente tomarlo más adelante nuevamente porque mis calificaciones no me dejan satisfecha. Gracias por la enseñanza recibida
автор: David H•
9 авг. 2017 г.
Anyone taking this particular course will be in for an awakening in what's real or not and how to see the difference in the story telling. A great way to show and explain life in ancient times even though stories have been told to express life as it was. A very worthwhile learning experience taught in a very relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest or not.
автор: Bappy S•
12 февр. 2022 г.
This is a course about the Mythology of a part of the world. In our world, there are many cultures and also many mythologies and all of those mythical stories have an interconnection in them. I have learned a lot of things and it turns on my thrust for knowledge so much. I am looking forward to knowing the World's mythology and want to stitch the gap between the world's mythology.
автор: Maria J V•
22 окт. 2020 г.
Excelente curso introdutório, com tópicos que varrem bem o estudo dos mitos e sua evolução. O prof. Peter Struck é ótimo! Ele é preciso nas suas definições, mas leva o aluno a pensar sobre o tema por diferentes perspectivas. A leitura dos livros ficou completamente diferente e mais rica com suas análises. Além disso, ele é dotado de uma ironia fina e elegante. Parabéns!
автор: Loh J H•
9 авг. 2020 г.
listening to the myths were very interesting as well as the lessons learnt from them, which i think to a certain extent is still relevant and applicable today. it was very informative and i really enjoyed it, and i believe i have much deeper understanding of Greek and Roman myths and how they came to be, as well as have a clearer understanding of the purposes of myths.
автор: José A J H•
10 сент. 2019 г.
Beatiful course !! I have enjoyed it and I hope to continue by my own or with other courses trying to understand the meaning of myths. In any case, whatever the meaning, they are exciting and entertaining stories that help us understand that few things have really changed. Congratulations to Prof. Struck and rest of the team. The course is informative and esthetic.
автор: Анастасия-Николь Д•
4 июня 2022 г.
The course is really great, I`ve learned so much in this short period and I see that there`s much more ahead! I`m really happy I took this course because it made me understand some aspects of the Greek and Roman culture I`ve never known about before, thank you so much for informative lectures, I feel that my itch will grow with time and I`m ready to scratch on )))
автор: Miguel C•
10 июня 2020 г.
This course was a gateway to the ancient cultures and allowed me to have a wider vision about myths and a bigger picture of the Greek and Roman Society. I had the chance to review all the subjects I took at School and at the University but with a deeper and sharper approach. I truly enjoyed all the lessons and I highly recommend this course for all History lovers.
автор: Raha P•
26 сент. 2021 г.
My experience in learning Greek and Roman mythology via Coursera was one of a kind.
I learned countless things and challenged myself with each exam, also absolutely enjoyed every second I spent on online classes and I treasure them deeply in my heart.
It was the greatest privilege for me to learn from Professor Peter Struck and be able to attend his classes.
автор: Julie S•
9 дек. 2016 г.
The professor was an absolute joy to learn from. His humor, candor, attention to detail, review of information from previous units, and intelligence made me eager to get to my coursework every evening once the kids were in bed. This was everything I never learned in my own Greek and Roman Mythology course in college many years ago. Thank you!
автор: Kate R•
25 июля 2021 г.
excellent. no other word for it. Prof. Struck is clearly passionate about the subject and that allows those engaging in the material for the first time to feel the same awe that he does. using this course to fill my enthusiasm before studying ancient history at university and couldnt think of any better way to fuel that, so thank you very much!
автор: Laurent G•
26 апр. 2019 г.
Outstanding course. Pr. Struck gives a thorough overview of not just the "stories" but also the tools with which they can be understood and analyzed. I've found that after this course I was equipped to read -- and understand!-- some of the scholarly research into Greek mythology (eg. Vernant or Vidal-Naquet). This is a very illuminating course.
автор: Igor F T d S•
24 мар. 2020 г.
Maravilhoso. Uma das melhores experiencias que já tive como estudante. O conteúdo é rico e me proporcionou insights incríveis. Muito me será útil -- não só profissionalmente. Obrigado ao professor Peter Struck e à equipe da Penn University. Agradeço grandemente também ao Coursera, por ter me proporcionado magníficos aprendizados neste curso.