This lecture series spans 24 hours of listening time, covering thousands of years of human history and prehistory. Although it is a lecture series, it..Show More »
Don't let the fact that this is the shortest one of the Great Courses discourage you from picking it up. It's worth listening to more than once, and i..Show More »
It lays a foundation for further historical review
For me this was one of those 'Can't put it down' epic audio titles. What's more I feel a better person for having listened to it.
Overall, v..Show More »
Prof. Fagan was able to rekindle my love of ancient history. Having been out of undergrad for many years now, I had forgotten how much fun "otium cum ..Show More »
I once had the opportunity to listen to this series, and I did so twice. Now the opportunity to own it on Audible has put tears in my eyes, literally ..Show More »
WB ranks among the top. Dr. Harl provides another piece of the puzzle addressing the question of our relationship with the Middle East and Russia
Although this is a course rather than a book, I would recommend it with reservation.
I was looking for an entry point to the study of how civilizations arose. This lecture series ended up going into significant detail about archeologi..Show More »
To be fair, I have not yet made it past Chapter Four. My main problem with the course is that the introduction is far too long. The professor seems ..Show More »
Anyone can tell you that Western civilization owes much to the ancient Greeks. But few people can give you the insight of this lecturer. He gives an i..Show More »
I have the DVDs for this course, but I like to listen to this audio when I'm driving. You don't need the visuals to understand the material. Lots of e..Show More »
Brilliant, enthusiastic lecture.
Harl is great
A great story about one of the most amazing personalities ever.
A fantastic and thorough examination of the Emperors from Augustus to Constantine.
I appreciated his balanced view of each Emperor, and his ..Show More »
The lecturer told a compelling story drawing from both historical written sources and the archaeological record. The scope was enormous, but the narr..Show More »
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Bob Brier's got an affable manner and he really knows his stuff, he's a great tale teller, lecturer this is basic introductory material, and should be..Show More »
What a great course. Dr. Hale is a great lecturer and did a wonderful job with the material.
This course presents a unique look at ancient history by focusing on key battles. The context of the battle is established and its conduct and outcom..Show More »
This is a fabulous course. The course covers over 3 thousands years of Central Asian and Near Eastern history and is a wonderful introduction to the E..Show More »
I found it interesting how he took each city and built upon them a ground work of how people have progressed.