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Very enjoyable discussion of the "seven" wonders. Most interesting are the intersections between wonders and pieces of history around them. Academic discussions of each, the debates around them, and the current theories about them. Really loads of fun for history buffs and not-so-much history buffs who are interested in the topic.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
Before listening to this seminar, I feared it might be rather superficial, just talking about the spectacular sites. But the lecturer put these monuments into their context, and I learned a lot about the ancient world. I was fascinated by the way future generations interpreted, or more often misinterpreted, the meaning behind these structures. I'm certainly going to listen to her 2 series on Greek and Roman archaeology.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
This set of lectures is very informative. A great way to learn about the wonders and their place in history.
This is a complete and informative narrative, it covers the wonders listed in the earliest texts. It is well written but sadly the narrator has a habit of pausing between words, quite a lot of urms and ahhs which sadly detract from the flow of the lectures. Having said that I learnt a lot about the Seven Wonders, I did enjoy it and would recommend it.