Ian Worthington approaches the ancient greek world with a lot of scepticism. Unlike some other authors he is quick to critisize and looks at the true origin of things such as democracy.
In contrast to other lectures I came out of it really understanding certain events and how things turned out the way they did. Fortunately he goes chronologically, presenting events such as wars and turmoil without losing focus. One of my highlights are the chapters about the spartans.
The lecture series was truly enjoyable and the only thing I dislike is that there is no other lecture series by Ian Worthington. He manages to make discussions about law interesting and relevant.
If you are interested in the ancient greek world and want to go deeper than a superfucial look then this is the right choice.
I will re-listen the series even just for enjoyment.