Greek Code of Conduct
Molly Egan and Mona Parisi
Rule #1: Citizens MUST Abide by the Law's of the Gods
DON'T: Ignore their commands and wishes: "...angers the sun God... Zeus sends down a thunderbolt to sink Odysseus' ship"
Rule #2: Citizens MUST be intellectually and physically fit.
DON'T: let arrogance blind your judgement. After saving his crew however, Odysseus yells out, "tell him Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye..."(911).
Rule #3: Citizens MUST stay loyal to their people
DON'T: put your men in danger. Odysseus took a different route and allowed the Scylla to take men from his ship and eat them alive.
Rule #4 : ALWAYS welcome strangers peacefully to your land.
DON'T: endanger guests. The Cyclops is seen as the epitome of a barbarian when he eats two of Odysseus' men when they were his "guests"
Rule #5: Citizens MUST always protect good against evil
DON'T; Make an Evil decision without reasoning. Polyphemus wanted to curse Odysseus, however him eating two of his men is what led to his blinding.
Rule #6: Citizens MUST always defend their homes and families.
DON'T: let someone danger your family. Telemachus could not defend his household or his mother in the absence of his father.