THE QUESTION: POSEIDON
As the Week VI assignment indicated, we have been saving up information to
talk about Poseidon--and especially about what he does (or is supposed to be
doing). This includes what's on the Internet and what's in Powell.
So let that be the BIG question:
- -What are Poseidon's jobs or functions? (You already know him as a god of the Sea; expand on that.)
- -What are Poseidon's other major functions?
- -How do you account for such a variety of functions? In addition to the above, he is a fertility god (especially of horses), the earthquake god, etc. etc.
In doing the assignment,
- (a) you should read what other people post on the Yahoo Message Board.
- (b) Don't repeat what they say, but comment on it, add to it, expand it.
- (c) If there is nothing there about an idea you have, post your own message.
This is supposed to be like a conversation. People in a conversation don't
(usually) repeat what everybody else has already said before they add their
own thought. You can participate any number of times, as in a
conversation, but keep in mind that people who hog the conversation get
boring and are disliked. At the same time, people who don't participate can't be graded.
Try to be polite, as you criticize others' ideas.
A grade willl be based on (a) participation; (b) new thoughts you add;
(c) quality of analysis and criticism you bring to the discussion. You are not graded on your ability to cut-and-paste material from elsewhere on the Web.
You can start posting immediately, and go on until the Midterm exam--or
until you run out of things to say. In any event, an absolutely last lmoment will be the day of the Midterm exam.
January 28, 2010 11:00 AM
John Paul Adams, CSUN