Professor Chambers succeeded in keeping most lectures interesting. He's really approachable in his office hours too. However, I would have to disagree with the bottom post on the topic of his choice in TAs. My TA did not know anything about Western Civilization. He practically had the students lead class discussions for most of the quarter (the only credit I give to him was contributing the fact that most of the Spartan army was gay...) and from what I've heard from other students, the other TAs aren't all the great either. Yes, Chambers is an awesome professor, but his choice in putting your grade in your TA's hands was the worst (and most effective... in a negative sense) part of this class.
I just spent 3 weeks in Greece with Prof. Chambers studying ancient Greek history through UCLA Summer Programs. Guys, the man is amazing! If you're going to take his class, definitely take the time to go to his office hours and get to know him. He is by far one of my favorite professors, and I would recommend him to anyone. His lectures are always very interesting b/c he incorporates fun stories into them, and seriously, the man knows everything. Take his class if you can!