New Code of Conduct
All Grecians must hereby abide these laws!
Do: Put your full trust in the hands of the gods, and "listen with care to this, now, and a God will arm your mind" (pg. 928).
Don't : Disregard the gods or give unsatisfactory sacrifices to them. Odysseus tries making a sacrifice to Zeus during Book 9, but it ends up not being good enough, and Odysseus and his crew get punished for it.
Do: Give the wandering heroes who cross your path helpful gifts, just as "Aeolus gave Odysseus two parting gifts, a fair west wind blowing the ship towards Ithica and a great bay holding all the unfavorable, stormy winds" on page 916.
Don't : Eat your guests like Polyphemus did in book 9 or you will receive an unfavorable punishment.
Do: only partake in physical and emotional actions with whom you are in a relationship with, much like how Penelope remained loyal and faithful to Odysseus the entire time he was gone. Penelope claimed that "no other man has ever laid eyes on it" besides her beloved. (pg. 964).
Don't : let your manly natures lead you to committing adultery. Odysseus shows a consistent weakness in this regard, saying that "now being a man, I could not help consenting".
Do: Make sacrifices for your comrades, much like how Odysseus "rushes to save his men from the enchantress Circe" on page 920.
Don't : Lead your men into a clearly unsafe location intentionally, like a man-eating monster (Scylla and Carybdis)
All citizens must hereby show a minimum respect for the suitors inhabiting thee household.
Do: Gently turn down the suitors if you have no interest in partaking in a proper marriage with he or she, as Penelope did in book 11 by telling them she could not wed until the loom was complete, while undoing the loom so it never could be completed.
Don't: Kill all the suitors, as Odysseus did when he returned home to Ithaca and proclaimed "there will be killing till the score is paid!" (page 958).
All citizens must hereby respect every citizen, no matter what social level, gender, race, or any other social classification.
Do: pay attention to the orders given to you by your supremacists, just as Odysseus' crew was very good at paying attention to the orders Odysseus gave them, no matter the danger. For instance, in book 9 Odysseus led his men into the cave of a malicious Cyclops, but yet they still followed.
Don't: Discriminate a person solely because of his social class. When Odysseus disguises himself as a beggar in book 16, he is discriminated against by the other suitors as being incompetent and petty. But, when the competition arises to properly string a bow and shoot it through a line of 12 axe-helve sockets, despite Odysseus' homely appearance he is the only one who can complete either task.