Odysseus Leadership In The Iliad

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Odysseus rises above most men when it comes to being a military leader, a good father, and a loyal husband. When one reads this prodigious text their imagination is immediately swept away to a place of hero’s, monsters, and gods. Odysseus, our main hero, is tiredly making his way home form the Trojan war. This war is an event that the book “The Iliad” was focused on, (also written by Homer). Unfortunately it was not as easy as it was originally suppose to be. With out giving two much away, it took him ten years to reach home. those ten years and what occurs in them are what we know as “The Odyssey”.

what dies it mean to be a good leader? A leader needs so be poised, confident, and most importantly he needs to know that it is about the group and not about him. “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.” 1 Corinthians 12:12 Odysseus constantly try to better the chance of survival of his crew. one instance of this was, when they were traveling threw the territory of the sirens. Odysseus takes initiative and ends up
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Odysseus does not lack in this particular quality in the slightest amount. Do you Understand the self-control that one must have to stay loyal for ten years? Odysseus wasn't even welcomed back home, but it dissent even faze him in the slightest sense. It wasn't like Odysseus was an ugly person; many women wanted to be married to him. (Nausikaa:) “A while ago he seemed an unpromising man to me. Now he even resembles one of the gods, who hold high heaven. If only the man to be called my husband could be like this one, a man living here, if only this one were pleased to stay here.” The Bible is the most pristine forum for one to find examples of loyalty. “A wife with strength of character is the crown of her husband, but the wife who disgraces him is like bone cancer.”
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