The Modern Scholar: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

  • by Jennifer Tobin
  • 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

Esteemed professor Jennifer Tobin leads a compelling series of lectures on the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Examining the historical and social context of each wonder, Tobin answers such questions as "Why was it built?" and "What can it tell us about the people who built it?"
From the Great Pyramid at Giza to the Colossus of Rhodes and the Pharos of Alexandria, the course provides a 360-degree view of these enduring marvels of human achievement.

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Interesting

This set of lectures is very informative. A great way to learn about the wonders and their place in history.
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- Andrew J Nolan

Severn Wonders

This is a complete and informative narrative, it covers the wonders listed in the earliest texts. It is well written but sadly the narrator has a habit of pausing between words, quite a lot of urms and ahhs which sadly detract from the flow of the lectures. Having said that I learnt a lot about the Seven Wonders, I did enjoy it and would recommend it.
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- SCH

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-03-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books