Friday, August 25, 2006

Crucial Odyssey Questions

Before class Monday, August 28, please post one question about Homer's Odyssey -- something that you really want to know about the epic before we complete our discussion and have to write about it. It would expedite the discussion process if you would review your classmates' comments before you come to class.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Summer Reading

Along with The Odyssey, you read another book this summer to prepare for your first independent study. Please post a few comments about this other book. This doesn't need to be an analysis (you get to do that later), but rather your gut-level response. Give the title of the book and explain: What did you think of it? What details struck you? Would you recommend it to your classmates? Let your voice come through as you comment. Then, if you are ready, add some comments about possible thesis ideas. What element might you focus on? What themes did you notice?