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 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 Dominic B•
Ample in-depth description of the many eras of construction on and around the Palatine, that most important of Roman hills. The course provides a broader historical perspective for why each era produced the structures it did, and how the use of the area changed over centuries.
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.
Very interesting material. In the end, it became a little monotone, but the course is worthwhile. You will like it if you are really keen on archaeology and roman history. The course is plenty of maps and the explanations are fine too. You will learn a lot, for sure.
by Raymond S•
I got the feeling that the quiz questions were translated directly from the Italian originals. But the English version of the lectures could not have been as succinct as the original Italian. This made the completion of the quizes a real puzzle.
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 Anna E S G•
Interesting topic but can benefit from having clearer and dynamic visuals. The questions on the quizzes seem not taken from the instruction. You cannot find them even from the transcripts.
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
by Rebeca P M•
It is a great course to know ancient Rome
by Magda B•
Very interesting and detailed class.
by Andrés C B•
The content is great, but the teaching (language, material, quizzes) are CHAOTIC. Maps are important for this course, but they are NOWHERE to be found. Quizzes are problematic, often pointing to either wrong answers (contradicting to the videos) or minute details that weren't mentioned at all. The language is confusing as well, as the lecturer did not provide description of the slides and maps, therefore the transcripts are no help at all.
by John B•
Graphics were interesting but did not focus on what the professor was saying. The professor was sincere and seemed knowledgeable though his speech impediment became distracting very quickly. Overall, having visited the Palatine several times over the years, I found the course very helpful in giving me a feel for physical aspects of so much of what I have read about ancient Rome in history and literature. Thank you for the opportunity.
I was excited to take this course, eager to hear Prof. Carafa. However all of his knowledge, all of the work that went into creating this valuable course, was degraded by the very bad English text and subtitles. So many mistakes! 100+. Some are significant, some are comical, none are excusable. So five stars for the professor, no star for the transcriber.
by Judith h•
I've taken several course dealing with this subject and definitely found this class informative, but the professor was difficult for me to understand and particularly towards the end I questioned whether the quizzes had any relationship to the lectures. Perhaps I didn't hear correctly. Speaking of hearing, the translations were not the best either.
by Andrew O M•
Great content, especially for serious archaeologists. While understandable for the most part, the presentations in second-language English at times lagged.