THE QUESTION: APOLLO
for Week X
In the Week IX assignment indicated, we have been saving up information to
talk about Apollo--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 Apollo's jobs or functions? (You already know him as a god of prophecy, medicine, and culture)?
- -What are Apollo's other major functions?
- -How do you account for such a wide variety of functions? In addition to the above, he is Apollo Lykeios (the wolf god),
one of the gods of the gymnasium (Apollo Lykeios: the Lyceum, Apollo Akademos: the Academy), the inventor of the homicide court (Aeschylus' play Eumenides,
a god of song (paean, hymenaeus), 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 do not get credit for cut-and-paste from one web site to another.
You can start posting immediately, and go on until the last day of class meetings--or
until you run out of things to say.
January 28, 2010 11:00 AM
John Paul Adams, CSUN