Zeus protects the immortal and mortal world, in terms of laws, order and life in general. The Greeks saw Zeus as the supreme ruler of gods and of men. I believe that the Greeks truly worshiped the gods and felt that they were perfect immortal beings. To the Greeks, the gods did no wrong as holy figures, therefore, Zeus’s actions were justified as acceptable. As mortals, Greeks were most likely afraid to question anything the gods did, and specifically not Zeus.
Additionally, gods were localized. Various towns, cities, even individual families adopted their own deities. This shows the breadth and tolerance of Greco-Roman religion. Furthermore, there were few if any religious doctrines or sacred written scriptures adopted by these polytheists. Thus, there was no uniform code of behavior like in Christianity or Judaism.
Nor did that Justice who lives with the gods below were so strong that you, a mortal man, could ever over-run the gods’ unwritten and unfailing laws. Not now, nor yesterday’s, they always live…not through fear of any man’s proud spirit would I be likely to neglect these laws,” (449-458). Antigone is saying that she is really following the god’s laws by disobeying Creon’s law, therefore, elucidating the impression that Antigone is in agreement with Creon in the sense that one must obey authority. She does not agree, however, that she must obey Creon’s law because it was not of the gods. Though she follows the gods, she still broke the second tier of authority (Creon’s authority) and was met with an untimely end for her
Both cultures beliefs were centred around their gods. For this reason, most of their architecture had some sort of religious background. The Egyptian, as well as the Mayan built pyramids; although their intention of use differed. The purpose behind the Egyptians pyramids were to be used as burial sites for pharaohs and the royal families. In the other hand, the Mayans constructed pyramids for sacrificial purposes, as well as for worshiping gods.
In the text, God is neither mentioned nor addressed in prayer, yet the prosperity of Judaism over her enemies undoubtedly elevates Esther in standing with other significant figures of the Old Testament. Hebrew Esther makes heavy reliance on symbolism, such as the relationship between Esther and Mordecai, which works to show the importance of kin and loyalty. This is paralleled by Haman, and the relationship he has with his family. Hate is also a critical theme in Esther; the blind hate Haman feels for Mordecai and the Jews is reminds us of the adversity faced by God’s chosen people in the past, present, and the future. Arguably the most consequential use of symbolism in Esther is the climactic turn of fate, which places Haman and his sons in the position originally intended for the Jews.
Gilgamesh is the son of Lugalbanda, and Ninsun, So Gilgamesh is of divine birth, who grows up to be spoiled and selfish. In return the Gods heard the crisis of the people and Aruru decides to create someone for Gilgamesh "Let that one be equal, let them Contend with each other, that Uruk may have peace” (P6.90.) The idea was to have another person for Gilgamesh to fight with, grow in understanding and friendship. So when Aruru heard this “She pinched off clay” and created Enkidu from the ground and to be like the animals, a complete opposite of Gilgamesh. So it becomes clear the deep invisible bond between the two men.
What does the fact that Odysseus won’t bathe in front of the girls tell us about the kind of person he is? The fact that Odysseus won 't bathe in front of the girls tells us that he is very modest. 5. Does Nausicaa believe her parents will help Odysseus? Nausicaa believes that her parents will help Odysseus because they have an obligation in which all Greeks have to help strangers and feed them like they are family, also Odysseus is a good person, and Athena makes it seem like Odysseus is a God to them.
Despite their ignorance, Englishmen still came into India with an arrogant attitude. They believed they were superior to the people of India, therefore it did not matter what the people of India believed or how British actions made them feel. In “The Mark of the Beast”, Rudyard Kipling uses symbolism to portray ignorance and arrogance in India brought on during its colonization by Britain. The character of Fleete exemplifies that ignorance and insensitivity, and he ultimately pays a grave price. Rudyard Kipling was able to experience both India and Britain growing up.
In Meller and McGee’s book they state that instead of supporting the conspiracy, the “assassination did help Caesar’s reputation” (Meller and McGee 78). The commoners loved Julius Caesar more than ever because they did not agree with the justifications that were given to them during Julius Caesar’s funeral. The conspirators never took in consideration
This displays an important characteristic of a civilization; job specialization. Job specialization is imperative in maintaining a functioning civilization because each occupation holds a small but specifically important contribution towards that civilization. Furthermore, an excerpt from The Book of the Dead displays another characteristic of civilization; religion. The excerpt describes a “soul giving testimony and awaiting Osiris’s judgment.” Egyptian religion included the belief of an afterlife and one of their gods was Osiris who is believed to be the god of the dead and the ruler of the underworld. In the text, this soul/individual claims to have led a moral life because the lines “May no evil happen unto me” and “I am pure” as well as the mention of the “Hall of Double Right and Truth” suggest that if you lived a life of sin you were condemned but if you led a moral life you are rewarded in the afterlife.
The Hebrew insistence on a monotheistic God is an important turning point in history because while neighboring religions in areas such as West Asian and Egypt gods at times could be indecisive, unforgiving, and only reachable by the elite, the Hebrew God was forgiving, faithful, just, and loving to a group of people that sometimes rejected, and did evil before him. The Hebrews believed that God chose them they did not choose him, unlike neighboring countries. They were not conquered and force to adapt to their God unlike many territories. Many deities throughout the Mediterranean were seen through humans such as a pharaohs or kings who could be a cruel, and a tyrant. The Hebrews on the other hand saw their monotheistic God as a spirit that
The impressions the laws made on me were greatly disturbing. Hammurabi showed no remorse for the lives of his people even though he clearly thought it was the right thing for them. He believed he was superior to every being with consideration to the "Sun God." It left the impression on me that Hammurabi had no appreciation for life. Coming from a completely different society, these laws and morals were entirely unjust.
He kept the people in mind, which is thoughtful of him, not greedy, he ceased the suffering of the people in Babylon, at the same time, being an exceptional ruler. He could have been greedy and disregarded the land and its people, but he did not. Comparing greedy acts and his acts, it’s obvious that Cyrus was not a greedy leader. In his reign he was wise, Cyrus combined military
The Romans were able to conquer the Gauls because Caesar had a large understating of their manner, while the Romans failed to conquer the Germans because there was a strong ignorance between the two people. Ever since the Gaul’s sacked Rome in 390 BC the Romans have obsessed over them. There is a strong interest in the entirety of their culture, politics, war, class system, and religions. The first person to create a major study of Gaul is Posidonius. He laid down the