• Imitate the interview format of your particular media outlet (e.g. Rolling Stone, The Atlantic.
• Given the conflicting and often contradictory versions of most myths and legends, use this opportunity to set the record straight. Although you must work with the mythological ‘facts,’ you are free to pick and choose from among them, letting your subject endorse his/her own ‘authentic’ version of a particular myth or legend.
• As interviewer, you are free—in fact, encouraged—to challenge your subject by asking hard-hitting questions about any embarrassing, awkward, or controversial aspects of his/her life.
• You should also ‘editorialize,’ that is, intervene as interviewer to comment on how your subject is acting what he or she has just said, has omitted to say, etc.
• Attempt to capture the particular style that you think would be appropriate to your subject (e.g., dictatorial for Zeus, seductive for Aphrodite, etc.).
• Address your readership directly, both in introduction and conclusion, stating what particularly interests you about your subject, what you expected him/her to be like, and how he or she actually came across, etc.
• PRIMARY SOURCES: Primary sources are the original texts in translation (e.g. Homer’s Iliad, Ovid’s Metamorphoses). You may use either the passages quoted in the textbook or any of numerous translations accessed online or through the library.
• SECONDARY SOURCES: Secondary sources are works written about the primary sources. You must use at least 2 secondary sources—excluding your textbook—one of which must be a SCHOLARLY BOOK or MONOGRAPH (that is, a scholarly work on a single subject or single aspect of a subject, usually by a single author). The other source may be an article from a scholarly journal (many are now accessible online) or from a scholarly website.
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