Aug 10, 2017
wonderful explanation along with good slides and maps and incredible readings\n\nbut the main organization was my favorite part because I learned so much about ancient cities as well as Motya
Jul 29, 2017
A very informative and interesting study of the origins of Mediterranean civilization. The course is packed with examples and explanations and delivered by the superb Prof. Nigro
By Dennis W•
Jun 02, 2018
My first try at a subject like this. Very well done.
By Benedict S•
Jul 06, 2020
5/5 Lorenzo Nigro
By Richard K•
Jan 11, 2018
interesting story of archaeology
By Julie B•
Apr 13, 2019
By Hanan Y•
Apr 22, 2020
The subject is very interesting and Prof. Nigro is a knowledgeable and nice guy, but there are many repetitions in the text, Terms are not defined clearly (maybe they are easy for Italian speakers), and the words are sometime incomprehensible (even in the text).
Overall an important course for those interested in ancient Mediterranean history.
By Theresa N•
Oct 01, 2020
The translations are horrific and exams almost impossible to understand. While the subject matter is wonderful and the Professor (cute) and very engaging you need to PULL THIS COURSE and clean up language, syntax and translations. You are messing up a very fine course without doing that! T Nardi
Sep 24, 2017
A very interesting subject, unfortunately presented in very bad English which is amply compensated for by the enthousiasm of Prof. Nigro. However, the English transcripts are even worse, and this seems to be the responsibility of Coursera.
By Alexandra E•
Sep 22, 2019
Aimed at experienced archaeology students who want a deep-dive into this one particular topic.
By Oscar T•
Nov 29, 2018
The videos are excellent but the choice of lectures and the quiz need more work.
By Annette R F•
Nov 21, 2019
The material is interesting, but the language level is really lacking and often difficult to understand, especially for exams. However, the instructor is very knowledgeable and does his very best to garble through in a foreign language. In all fairness to students, the course designers should have gotten a native-language English speaker to write or at least review the language correctness of the tests. Also, I found the title to be misleading. In my opinion it should be, The Phoenician City of Motzia, as the founding of civilisation across the Mediterranean was not really the main point, even though it was a connected issue.
By Jen P•
Nov 06, 2019
The material was excellent. I cannot fault the scholarship or research. However, the delivery was very poor. The lecturer is animated and enthusiastic, but his English is poor, and the subtitles and transcript very often don't help as they simply reinforce his errors and poor pronunciation. An example is the word used 'cellar'. He doesn't know the translation into english (sacred room), so he says the Latin 'cella' and the transcript writes 'cellar' meaning an underground room! You could keep his poor delivery (if only for his vast enthusiasm), but the transcript needs much more correction.
By Nienke O•
Aug 07, 2020
The material that the course covers is great. However, the whole course could've been set up a lot better if some additional time and money had been spent on a proper translator. They could've taken a look at the quizes but also go over the script of the professor's lectures. All in all, the course didn't look very professional. I think the knowledge of this professor and of Sapienza University would benefit from being broadcasted in a more professional manner.
By Christian W•
Jun 01, 2019
Pro: - Some facts presented are interesting.
Cons: - Most content is too related about a specific dig find, too few general context.
-Prof has strong accent and English subtitles were *extremely* bad (did a machine do that???).
-Video cutting and script felt done overnight: some bad cuts, some segments are repeated on several occasions in the video
-Female students shouldn't be treated as decorations!
By Paul W•
Oct 31, 2019
Interesting to some extent but very difficult to follow. The text accompanying the videos were not good. Some of the suggested readings were in Italian and did not translate well. There seemed to be a lot of replicated information.
By Fred I•
Mar 26, 2018
The instructor's English was difficult to understand at times. The written text regarding the spoken had many errors