24 episodes

Examination of the origins and development of major social, political, economic, and intellectual institutions of European civilization from the ancient cultures of Mediterranean world through 1715.

HIS 101: Hist Of Western Civ I Parkland College

    • History

Examination of the origins and development of major social, political, economic, and intellectual institutions of European civilization from the ancient cultures of Mediterranean world through 1715.

    01 Early Civilizations (941)

    01 Early Civilizations (941)

    • 16 min
    02 Ancient Hebrews and The Job Problem (941)

    02 Ancient Hebrews and The Job Problem (941)

    • 17 min
    03 Ancient Greek Culture (941)

    03 Ancient Greek Culture (941)

    • 31 min
    04 Ancient Greece in Historical Perspective (941)

    04 Ancient Greece in Historical Perspective (941)

    • 26 min
    05 Ancient Greek Philosophy and Hellenization (941)

    05 Ancient Greek Philosophy and Hellenization (941)

    • 25 min
    06 The Roman Republic (941)

    06 The Roman Republic (941)

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

JolandaRossa ,

Wouldn't trust a word this lecturer says

I've listened to the first 3 episodes & part of the 5th while doing some housework, and I caught some stunning errors that I really wouldn't expect from a lecturer in any subject. I list the most striking:

- "Phonics" and "phonetics" come from the word "Phoenicians": no they don't. Utterly unrelated.
- "Persia is in present day Turkey" (talking about the end of the Babylonian captivity). (Persia is present day Iran.) Admittedly, Cyrus did conquer Anatolia, but still.
- Aristotle is Dante's guide through the underworld (talking about Greek philosophers). No he isn't. It's Virgil, who is a Latin poet.

I'll skip some minor quibbles. But if he can make such glaring mistakes (and he seems to be reading or at least going from notes, not ad-libbing), can I trust any of the things he says, when I don't already know them to be correct?

I feel really sorry for this guy's students.

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