Pick one character or author from the list below and write one paragraph telling what that figure would say about burning/banning Sappho’s poetry. Remember, you are not giving your opinion. Rather, your job is to imagine the opinion of the author or fictional character: •Homer •Odysseus •Penelope •Confucius •Sophocles •Creon •Haemon •Ismene •Antigone Part B: What do you think?

By Wednesday, July 16, 2014, respond to the Discussion Assignment. Post your response to the Discussion Area. Your answer should: •Provide detailed evidence, including excerpts from the literary text. •Demonstrate a clear understanding of the themes, genres, cultures, time periods, and texts that are this week’s focus. •Apply APA style guidelines to the source material. By Saturday, July 19, 2014, review and comment on at least two of your classmates’ answers. Your responses should be substantive, which means that you should provide a significant level of detail in your reply and show active engagement by referencing the readings, drawing on your own experiences, giving your opinions, respectfully disagreeing where appropriate or asking questions designed to generate further discussion on the material and its implications outside the realm of the question. Arrow Select a discussion question from the topics menu below and click the question to begin. Use the Respond link to post responses and materials that pertain to that question. To respond to an existing posting use the Respond link beneath it. Discussion Question Part A: History tells us that Sappho’s works were burned en masse in the fourth century C.E. and later in the eleventh century C.E., eras in which her poems were considered pornographic because they featured sexual relationships between women. Recall that in Week 1 and Week 2 we discussed texts that examine governance, leadership, and authority as well as citizens’ relationships with authority. Pick one character or author from the list below and write one paragraph telling what that figure would say about burning/banning Sappho’s poetry. Remember, you are not giving your opinion. Rather, your job is to imagine the opinion of the author or fictional character: •Homer •Odysseus •Penelope •Confucius •Sophocles •Creon •Haemon •Ismene •Antigone Part B: What do you think? (Yes, now it is time to give your views!). In two paragraphs, argue that one, several, or all of Sappho’s poems should or should not be banned. Be sure to explain your position in detail. Part C: Put together in one document the texts that you developed in Part A and Part B. Remember that your claims in all parts of the assignment should be substantiated by excerpts from appropriate sources (scholarly research and/or literary texts). Quotes, paraphrase, and summary used in the assignment should be arranged according to APA rules of style, and in-text and reference citations should be provided, also formatted in APA style. Quoted material should not exceed 25% of the post. Submit the final document in the Discussion Area.