Greek Code of Conduct
Good things come to those who follow the rules
Rule #1: Citizens are REQUIRED to stay faithful to their spouse.
DO NOT: Be like Odysseus when he was unfaithful to his wife Penelope, and "entered Circes flawless bed of love" (p. 921).
RULE #2: Citizens MUST obey any requests made by the Gods.
DO NOT: Steal from the gods because "disobedience angers the sun god, who threatens to stop shining if payment is not made" for the cattle that Odysseus took (p. 937).
RULE #3: Citizen should NEVER over indulge.
DO NOT: Act as Odysseus did when he visited Circe's Island and feasted over the course of one year, ultimately delaying his journey home.
Rule #4: Citizens shall provide necessities for those who are traveling.
DO NOT: Act like Polyphemus when he turned down Odysseus and his men when they were on the island in need of a place to stay and food to eat (902).
Rule #5: Always protect yourself and others when faced with evil.
DO NOT: Give up on your men like Odysseus did when he led all his men to death after they encountered the Scylla and Charybdis (937).
Rule #6: Only harm those who are a threat to you and others' safety.
DO NOT: Harm people that pose no threat to your safety, like Odysseus did when he killed all of the suitors, who had not done any wrong (960).