Jul 02, 2017
Thoroughly enjoyable and instructive introduction to a different world and our historical and present interpretation of its meanings and mysteries. Would recommend to a friend or family member.
Apr 13, 2016
This class is very interesting and I love the structure of it. I love how in depth he goes into the different mythological stories and how they connect to Greek culture and daily life.
By Kaitlin L•
Dec 09, 2017
was very exciting to learn and the teacher was a good teacher
By Arantza C P•
Jun 24, 2018
This was an excellent course, with great tools that helped you analize the myths. Absolutely love it
By Nigel S•
Jan 27, 2017
This course has given me a very approachable overview of a wide range of knowledge on Greek and Roman mythology. I have very much enjoyed hearing insights into all that we have studied, especially The Odyssey which remains a favourite reading; but now I have been led to see all sorts of subtleties in it which enriches each re-reading of it or parts of it.
I enjoyed everything else, I liked the use of paintings, and found the mapping out of key words and phrases very helpful too. Peter Struck's very approachable delivery struck just the right note of lightheartedness and seriousness.
This course has led me to read works I would never have read - and I'm so glad I have been encouraged to do so - so, a very big Thank You for all your hard work and enthusiasm for all this wonderful material!
I am now keen to learn much more about the Iliad!
By Rogelio J•
Feb 05, 2018
Excellent introduction to a escolar approach to Mythology
By Aleeka K•
May 26, 2018
A good course, Fairly in-depth exposure and a grand sweep of the important works in Greek and Roman mythology.
By Elena W•
Nov 23, 2016
Very interesting and informative! Would definitely advise to take it!)
By Cecilia C•
Jan 30, 2017
Great course! Professor Struck really brings mythology to life! I learned a lot and enjoyed myself immensely!
By Calvin O•
Dec 10, 2016
An excellent course. Mr Struck is clearly an asset to the University of Pennsylvania. Fluid, easily understandable and ultimately thoroughly enjoyable. Well done.
By Yudhanjaya W•
Mar 07, 2017
This is one of the most useful courses on mythology I've ever come across. Peter Struck is an extremely thorough lecturer, and journeying through the Odyssey and the Aenied (among others) with him is a fascinating journey - not just into Greek and Roman mythology, but literature, culture, their psychologies, and their social structures.
By Srishti G•
May 23, 2017
The course was very good. I was able to understand everything.
By eileen r•
Sep 24, 2016
This course is exceptional. in large part because Professor Struck is thoroughly skilled, knowledgeable and enthusiastic in his lectures. From the first lecture, and consistently throughout the course, he imbues the material with both contemporary relevance and historical connections. He makes the student a part of the conversation, and always ties together concepts that in less skilled hands might seem disparate. He lends his own intellectual brand of assocations to certain of the more complex ideas, thus rendering them accessible to learners who are new to the literature, history, "litcrit" and psychology of myth. Perhaps most important, Professor Struck's love of his subject(s) is infectious; though he does not appear to teach another Coursera course, I am sufficiently interested now, to take the other offering Greek history on Coursera. However, I wish that he were teaching a continuation of the class. As he said in the final lecture, we but skimmed the surface. It would be awesome if he could lead a more in-depth journey into the creations of these poets and their peers. I also appreciate the fact that Professor Struck recommended excellent editions of the texts. There are so many from which to choose; it was a gift to have his recommendation. I highly recommend this class. You will learn about myth - and you will learn about learning.
By Christine W•
Feb 04, 2018
Truly enjoyed the course. Peter really dug deep and brought out the deep cultural meaning of ancient myth and how they shaped the human society.
By ROSANN W•
Jan 03, 2017
I am new to these courses and took up three, of which this was one, at the end of last year. I completed all three of them, and can definitely say that this course was the most enjoyable of the three: although the lecturer was speaking to the already converted in that I was already interested in his subject matter, I felt the whole course was so well delivered: it was very methodically organised, the content, as split between the language, the storyline, the historical context, literary techniques and analysis, was good, and the lecturer himself made the whole subject so enjoyable by his easy and natural manner, and by his knowing his subject well and rarely referring to notes. THANK YOU!
Jun 04, 2018
By marian d k•
Mar 03, 2018
Very intersting course. peter Struck is a good teacher, I enjoyed his lessons very much.
Learned a lot and I know I will be going on reading this fascinating readings.
Thanks to all that made this course possible.
By Cynthia W•
May 06, 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed this course and it will enrich my upcoming trip to Greece. It has more than whetted my appetite to further studies of mythology which is something I was not particularly interested in before. I enjoyed Professor Struck's lecture style which was scholarly and organised yet informal and often humorous.
By Katie S•
Apr 28, 2018
My only complaints is that I want more. The instructor was engaging, the stories were great and this has taken me back to being a student and living for mythology.
By Sally R•
Oct 14, 2016
The course has given me the string to enable me to venture into Greek and Roman mythology knowing I shall be able to find my way back out.
By Marilyne T C•
May 31, 2018
Very interesting, made me want to learn more!
By Badreldin A M•
Dec 25, 2016
The best professor ever!
By Kerry M•
Dec 06, 2016
I absolutely loved this course. I majored in Classical Civilizations and decided to take the class to further my knowledge in the field. I learned a great deal and thoroughly enjoyed the lectures. The course and materials are well organised and presented. Thank you
By Vandhana C•
Jun 02, 2018
I loved it. the material was precise and helped me to explore more. Thank you so much for such an awesome and well planned course.
By Marcio L d S G•
Jul 11, 2016
Great course. I recommend.
By Jesus A B S•
May 08, 2017
Loved it. I took this course because I wanted to know more about these particular myths, since they have always caught my attention. Since I can recall, I have always loved them. This course made see them in a way I would not, even if I read the same Tragedies, Epic poems and plays that I read during this course. Fantastic course to do. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes or has some kind of curiosity about these myths. Cheers! Best of luck to everyone out there! And congratulation to all the Penn team and professor struck. My respects to you.
By Rachel A•
Jan 19, 2017