It can be seen in the Odyssey through Odysseus’ and his men’s actions, for the most part they respected and feared the gods like every good Greek. The meaning of God is different in O Brother Where Art Thou? compared to the Odyssey, not as many people believe there is a God in O Brother Where Art Thou? , while in the Odyssey the belief was universal.
Pericles was respected and liked in Athenian society, and Socrates was neither respected nor liked. Socrates questioned everything about the way people lived their lives and their beliefs. Pericles believed that Athens was the best and the way that they lived was the right way and there should be no other way of life. With the way that Pericles and Socrates lived they would clearly have different views of life. Pericles believed that Athens was superior to any other Greek city- state.
A true hero would sacrifice himself instead or at least try to come up with an alternate plan that did not involve fatalities. Odysseus did not even try to reason with the gods, but instead just went with what the gods said. If Odysseus had stuck up for himself to the gods instead of sitting around following orders, then his best six men would not have died. Meanwhile, Penelope continued being strong by setting a remarkable example of sticking up for oneself. In fact, Penelope can attest to the fact that knowing who you are and what you want carries you relatively far in life.
In ancient Greek culture, it seems the gods control the fate of men. Homer clearly states in the Odyssey that Poseidon, god of the sea, was angry at Odysseus but “won’t quite kill Odysseus--/ drives him far off course from native land” (1.89-90). This shows us that the gods’ opinions and feelings can affect a man’s fate. Even though Poseidon’s actions seem unfair,
The Odyssey teaches us that pride and honor can destroy a person and being patient is a virtue that is worth having. The Greeks believed that in the end justice would emerge and that good would always triumph. They also believed that in war they must respect each fighter and give them a swift
Some people consider him a hero and some people don’t. Whether he seems heroic or not, he has a story full of mentors and helpers which were vital to his journey. His main mentors and helpers were Zeus, Athena, and his family. Zeus kept the other gods from punishing Odysseus, especially Poseidon. He decided most of Zeus his actions were justified and should not be punished.
In Christian culture and even American culture, duty is not thought of as highly as it was in ancient Rome. This idealization of duty arose from the Roman hero, Aeneas. Aeneas’ deep passion and loyalty to serve the gods is perfectly described in the Latin term pietas, which, according to Encyclopaedia Britannica is the “personification of a respectful and faithful attachment to gods, country, and relatives” (jflsjdf). Aeneas epitomized this quality as the ideal Roman. Aeneas’s devotion to the gods is especially evident in his constant longing to fulfill the gods’ fate for him to found Rome.
Maybe he felt that he is obligated to do so. Ethical values which are based on honesty, fairness, courage and sense of responsibility, all of those were realized in this story well. In addition, it emphasized solidarity and benevolence Father Kolbe`s
He feels it is his duty to tell the truth because he belongs to Apollo, who allows him to see it. The fact his truth is more valid than Oedipus’s truth is made clear because of how often the Chorus and other characters link him with the truth. The audience has been told that Tiresias knows the truth because the God tells him, which will make his truth immediately more believable than Oedipus’s. Tiresias feels that, since he knows the truth, and because his life is watched over by Apollo, he is on an equal footing with Oedipus. He says to the King: “You may be king, but