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Esteemed professor Jennifer Tobin leads a compelling series of lectures on the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Examining the historical and social context of each wonder, Tobin answers such questions as "Why was it built?" and "What can it tell us about the people who built it?"
From the Great Pyramid at Giza to the Colossus of Rhodes and the Pharos of Alexandria, the course provides a 360-degree view of these enduring marvels of human achievement.
©2011 Jennifer Tobin (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
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By Lisa on 10-03-12

Enjoyable listen

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.

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By Paul on 10-17-12

More than the monuments

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.

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By Andyjn on 07-24-16


This set of lectures is very informative. A great way to learn about the wonders and their place in history.

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By SCH on 01-15-12

Severn Wonders

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.

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