Mar 22, 2018
I’m now living in Siena so visiting Roma and it’s wonderful ancient architecture especially the Roman forum and the palatine hill has new excitement and knowledge for me.
May 02, 2018
I appreciate the opportunity to learn the history of Rome and how it became the marvel city it is today . I will enjoy a lot more my next trip to Rome. Thank you .
By David J. Wilbur•
Dec 24, 2018
Lost interest, couldn't finish. Probably could have read a book on the subject and saved myself the time.
By Karel A. van Brakel•
Dec 08, 2018
I would like to thank Prof. Paolo Carafa for giving me an insight in the archeology and history of the Palatine Hill in such great detail. I was always fascinated by ancient Rome and this course has inspired me to continue discovering Roman arts, architecture and culture. At the beginning of the course I had some difficulties with orientation and finding the locations of places on the Palatine. Also, the quiz questions sometimes were not covered in the lecture. Fortunately, I could use google search and the maps provided in the slides to further investigate. I really enjoyed this very interesting course and hope more courses like these one will follow.
By Maria Jose Martinez Semanate•
Dec 07, 2018
Un curso bastante interesante. Un nuevo punto de vista sobre el Palatino y su relación con la historia de Roma
By Samer Mohamed Khadour•
Oct 20, 2018
Great course. Thanks
By Dami Otten•
Jul 02, 2018
Great course, learned a lot. The course would greatly benefit from a complete transcription, though. Had to use Google to help with some translations and a couple questions aren't even covered within the videos or the powerpoint presentations.
By Eliano Fiore•
Jun 16, 2018
Very, very interesting. I wish to have more handouts
Jun 01, 2018
Though I have been to Palatine Hill twice, understand some basic Latin, have some knowledge of Roman history and interest in the subject I found this course pretty difficult and honestly in need of improvement for clarity. Some lectures have subtitles/transcript; some do not. The Professor is very knowledgeable of course and pleasant to listen to, but sometimes it is difficult to catch what he said due to accent or him speaking rather quietly in parts. The quiz questions sometimes were not covered in the lecture, he uses the English word in the lecture but Latin in the quiz, and most maddening the maps on the slides are not oriented the same way (i.e. North at the top), even within the same lecture. Many of the questions ask where something is on the hill (Northeast, South, etc.); and there is no way to remember what the cardinal directions were on the specific slide that shows it. Also the slides are extremely busy with loads of text and notes that you cannot read during the lecture. I would suggest opening the slide show in another tab or downloading it. At least you can complete the whole course free unlike many on Coursera. Good luck, I'm rather glad to be done with it to be honest.
By Jorge A Abreu Exia•
May 26, 2018
Excellent course material. Very Interesting and easy to follow. Why we have to download AutoCAD if it was not used?
By Dorothea M. Foley•
May 24, 2018
The teacher is great! He shows us the actual ruins whenever possible, it is the next best thing to being there and seeing it ourselves.
By Alexander Reveron•
May 20, 2018
Great Course to understand the founding and aspects of the roman empire. Pretty good.