The Modern Scholar: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

  • by Jennifer Tobin
  • 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

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.

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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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- Paul

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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- Lisa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-03-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books