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.
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 Jennifer L•
Loved this course, thank you!
By Eric H•
Very very interesting!
By Samer M K•
Great course. Thanks
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By John U•
I enjoyed this course very much. I only audited the course, so I don't know how different it is from the purchased course. My only criticism are the transcriptions of Professor Carafa's video presentations. The transcriber obviously misunderstood some words spoken by Professor Carafa, due to his accented English. For instance, when Professor Carafa says "hall" it is transcribed as "hole". Another example is "porticos" being transcribed as "particles". These two examples occur several times throughout the course, since hall and porticos are ubiquitous architectural features in the course. It was confusing until I understood what the Professor was actually saying. There were other transcription errors that caused confusion. It would be helpful for future students if Professor Carafa could proofread and correct the transcription errors. Alternatively, a mechanism that allowed students to suggest corrections would also suffice.
By Paul B•
Great content. Really helped to bring the space to life. Three suggestions, though: 1) ensure quizzes reflect current content (e.g. lesson 8, "heliogabalium" doesn't appear to have been mentioned in any video yet there is a question about it); there is LOTS about which building was where and what it might have looked like - a little more about the men who occupied the space would be helpful; 3) no real mention of the sacking of Rome and what new rulers did with these buildings. Thanks! My next trip to Rome will be better as a result of my learning from this course.
By Niels B•
The professor is very knowledgable and the course material on the palatine hill is really interesting. But the course is content is sometimes a bit chaotic, switching quickly between locations, periods and people. And the formulation of the questions in the tests doesn't always correspond with the way the answer is presented in the lectures. So the course could use an update.
Thanks for giving such detailed information about a very important spot in Roman history, that is difficult to understand when you visit without previous data.
Now I understood the most relevant changes through it´s amazing history.
It was sometimes hard to orient myself with the drawings, as they where not always heading North.
By Peter N•
A wonderful course that allowed me to understand a part of Rome much better.
I feel that the additional course material was simply a recap of the lecture and didn't expand or clarify anything.
The tutorials at the very beginning and the directions to download and instal AutoCad are irrelevant.
By julian l•
not an easy course, the maps presented in the course are not very clear and far to small to be seen on the screen. Luckily I am quite familiar with the general orientation of Rome, and area around the palatine hill, otherwise, would not be able to answer lots of questions in the quiz.
By Amy Q•
Having a document with names, terms, etc. would have been helpful, as well as clickable documents of the many maps and diagrams that were used. So many terms were found on them, and it made it difficult to keep track of everything. Very much enjoyed the course otherwise, thank you!
By Patricia C•
It is an excellent course, but it doesn’t have subtitles. When you are not an expertise, and the language used is not your own, the understanding of certain terms it is sometimes difficult.
Anyways, a good experience. The professor is an expertise on the subject.
By Carlos E R C•
Curso de fácil assimilação, tive um grande aprendizado em pouco tempo, com folga do prozo estimado pelo curso, grato pela disposição deste conteúdo que me proporcionou uma grande soma nos meus conhecimentos.
By Jordan F•
A well-researched course that delves deep into the history of Rome and the Palatine. Answers to the quizzes should be more evident and not require studying the background images that appear, though.
By Joseph I•
It would be better if the quiz had no latin terms, for the directions in the lecture aren't always clear and the quiz is absolutely mystifying in places.
By Reggie W•
It was challenging because it required a lot of research because the questions on the quizzes seemed to be quite obscure
Thank you Prof. Paolo Corafa
By Dorothea M F•
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 Alessandro C•
Very good course, even though some of the quizzes seem to be not completely aligned with the information provided during the lessons
By Kate T•
Amazing detail and very interesting. Would have scored 5 stars if maps were included, cannot read them on screen.
By Alexander R•
Great Course to understand the founding and aspects of the roman empire. Pretty good.
By sadek M•
Interesting course with profound knowledge about Roman archaeology
By Eliano F•
Very, very interesting. I wish to have more handouts