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 Victoria J•
May 06, 2019
The course gives you the knowledge to analyze myths with different conceptual tools and how myths are important in any culture. The professor explanations are very clear and the reading material is very useful.
By Karen G•
Apr 21, 2019
A suprising, engaging and thorough exploration of the topic. Prof. Struck is a gifted teacher and the course material is wonderful. I thought I was taking a class to further my knowledge of mythological stories and characters- but I learned so much more. This course is a wonderful adventure and left with me with new ideas and new questions about the stories we tell and how they shape how we live and who we think we are.
By leslie w•
May 07, 2019
If take this class you will love it
By Laurent G•
Apr 26, 2019
Outstanding course. Pr. Struck gives a thorough overview of not just the "stories" but also the tools with which they can be understood and analyzed. I've found that after this course I was equipped to read -- and understand!-- some of the scholarly research into Greek mythology (eg. Vernant or Vidal-Naquet). This is a very illuminating course.
By Ian M•
Apr 15, 2019
Really liked this class. Great presentations that tied in mythology, psychology, and psychoanalysis, which is exactly what I wanted to get out of the class. Thank you.
May 28, 2019
Hello, It' was so exciting to learn a lot of hereos stories and concepts from greek and roman mythology, thank you so much to Coursera , the University of Pennsylvania and a special thank to the professsor Perter Struck, he was so clear and interesting.
By THEARD O•
May 18, 2019
Very interesting course, fun to follow
By Terry C•
May 17, 2019
This was simply a wonderful course. Professor Struck is an excellent instructor who brings a lot of insight into the subject of mythology itself, different ways that mythology is interpreted, and Greek and Roman mythology itself. His humor, easy way of teaching a complex subject, and knowledge all contributed to making this one of my favorite online courses. Thank you, Professor Struck and your teaching staff at Penn for expanding my knowledge and insights of what it means to be human.
By Violeta B•
Jun 03, 2019
Read a lot! Learned a lot! Love it!
By Geiber E P C•
Jun 26, 2019
Very nice cours
By Aiden T•
Jul 30, 2019
Jul 30, 2019
Love this subject. Love the professor also. Took his course on the Odyssey and enjoyed so much. I could quote the text!!
By Renee N•
Dec 13, 2018
Very comprehensive and interesting. Recommended for anyone who enjoys myth and stories.
Jan 11, 2019
I have been interested in Greek and Roman Mythology, but was only familiar with the intriguing stories and never realized that we could actually integrate different tools of analysis into our reading. The beginning lectures were easy as they start from well-known stories. As we continue, however, we should be very careful since we have to know different poets, some of whom are not so familiar. Anyway, this is the first course I select. I finished and benefited a lot.
By Syed H A•
Oct 15, 2018
I think its the best course to have an overview about Greek and Roman mythology, to know about important authors/ writers/ contributors & their famous characters around those mythic stories. Carefully designed to serve the purpose!
By Joy S•
Aug 24, 2018
interesting class. I like it that the instructor tells the stories of what is going on in the myths. Sometimes old writings can be hard to understand.
By Meenu S•
May 02, 2016
Very interest and thought provoking.
Apr 25, 2018
I am a learner from China. Maybe it's problem of subtitle, I think some course (like 10.8 The Fall of Troy and the Founding of Rome) main point is not very clear. It seems Professor Struck talked everyone but only few information about them.
Aug 13, 2016
The course is interesting, but Professor rhitoric skills are not good. He stumbles over his words, repeats his words, and doesn't have a structure of lessons, jumping from thought to thought. It's difficult to listen to him.
Nevertheless, I like Professor's enthusiasm and I like Greek and Roman Mythology. Professor makes me look at the myths from a different point of view. It's amazing! I hope I will finish this course, which I took for my pleasure.
By Alejandra C R•
Dec 03, 2016
Excellent course. The professor is a Master in the theme. He is also very communicative and funny! The problem is that the course is like a class, and online course should include more media resources available in order to be more "interactive". I confess that I already taken the first week. So, I hope that it will change.
Thank you for letting me take this course, I am learning a lot!
By Zherui L•
Mar 21, 2016
interesting； an insight，and probably good explanation of ancient stories。
By Ankita R•
Mar 02, 2016
By Ricardo R I•
Jul 15, 2016
Excellent to introduce the issue.
By Jonathan G•
Feb 25, 2018
Interesting course. However, I don't believe it covers everything that needed to be taught. You can easily read the Iliad and other ancient Greek books, but you don't need to be quizzed on it. It would make more sense if this course was about votive offerings and polytheistic worship. Much like a world religions course! If it covered Olympianism and its practices it would've made more sense
By Evangelia B•
May 26, 2016
Nice course, just needs more video-included notes because we don't always watch the lectures online so that we can't always see the subtitles. And even if the changing questions when we retake the test are great cause they make us be more focused during the lecture, they were sometimes "too much".
Really enjoyed this course, thank you.