It explained much of what I did not understand about language and its evolution. These new concepts will enable me to piece together my other historical interests and the complexities of ancient civilizations.
There are some points with which I do not totally agree. I believe there is more to animal languages than the professor (eg. songs of whales) and I would have been interested in hearing more thoughts about the written word (though that is a subject for an additional set of lectures). But this is excellent overall.
He gets it
Few academics fully understand the context of the works at the time they were produced and performed. Professor Schenker understands and articulates the performance aspects of the work. Homer was sung, not just recited. It was a form of entertainment and was focused on the ancestry of the audience. This is highly overlooked.
Well constructed and well preformed lectures hold the interest of the listener just as the works discussed were designed to hold the interest of the audiences of the time.
The stories are great. Not all of them are equal and some I liked less, but there are so many of them that are excellent and extremely enjoyable to listen to.
A very well narrated group of stories. Performances were generally fun to hear.
I still haven't finished all of these wonderful contributions, but most have been very enjoyable. I would encourage any mystery lover to acquire this wonderful collection.
No. I do not need to know more than I have learned.
It motivated me to write a book I never would have dreamed I could or would even want to create. I did it in less than a week and submitted it to Amazon for Kindle publication.
A very easy to listen to method of learning material that might not be as easy to read.
All I can say is that reading this book has enabled me to accomplish something beyond my own imagination. Thank you Michael. I would like to tell you personally how well your method works.
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