Code of Conduct
By: Nick Santoro and Joe Cicenia
You must provide food and drink to any traveler who enters your home.
Don't: Take from your host while they are not present (Odysseus and his men take cheese from the Cyclops).
You must offer sacrifice to the gods.
Don't: Sacrifice animals when they shouldn't be or they aren't yours to sacrifice (In book 12, when Odysseus's men kill Helios's sheep, there were consequences).
You must respect the wishes of your king.
Don't: When the suitors were hanging around Odysseus's house, they were disrespecting Odysseus. They intruded on his property while he wasn't present.
You should not overindulge in food and drinks.
Don't: When the Cyclops drinks the wine that Odysseus presents him, he falls into a trap which allowed Odysseus and his men to escape. The Cyclops got drunk and fell asleep.
You will be punished if you do not follow the law.
Don't: The Suitors don't follow the law and they disrespect Odysseus. They trespass and end up all getting killed by Odysseus and Telemachus.
You should show self control.
Don't: In book 9, Odysseus and his men escape the Cyclops and Odysseus shouts in triumph at the Cyclops and almost got him and his crew killed for it.