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These Rules Must be Enforced to Avoid Penalty & Maltreatment
Citizens Shall Not Use their Strong Body and Mind to their advantage to Inflict Harm on Others
The nurse however used her strong body and mind to hide Odysseus and Telemachus and help them in their attempt to retake their city. She used her strong body and mind to assist and benefit others
Citizens Shall Remain Loyal to their King and their Rules
The suitors however never stayed loyal to Odysseus' laws and values within the kingdom while they were there. They destroyed much of his property including the slaughtering of many of his animals and they took advantage of the materials within his home.
Citizens Shall Worship their Gods and Respect their Values
Odysseus' shipmates did not listen to Helios and Odysseus when told not to eat the cattle of the Greek God. Although they were hungry they were told to avoid the cattle and not eat them and if they followed this they would be rewarded. However the shipmates decided to disobey the gods wishes and did not respect his cattle
If the Community Encounters Evil, Citizens Shall take it Upon Themselves to Put a Stop to the Evil
When the citizens within the community along with the servants of Odysseus did not take it upon themselves to help the kingdom and the suitors who had taken over the area. They instead allowed the suitors to continue to overpower the kingdom and not follow the rules and values of Odysseus.
Those in Need Shall be Taken in By the Citizens
Melantho treated the beggar (Odysseus) however very badly, and did not welcome him into the kingdom at all. He criticized those who did accept him and tried to keep him away from others. Overall, Melantho broke this rule by not welcoming the beggar into the kingdom
Citizens Must Enforce Honesty Upon the Community
The servants of Odysseus however were very honest continuously. The servants who thoroughly respected Odysseus were honest figures who stayed truthful to their honesty in order to help him in the end against the suitors.