Odyssey Essay | Values in "The Odyssey"

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Values in "The Odyssey"

Summary: Essay explores the values in "The Odyssey" and how they portray the Greeks.
The novel The Odyssey, composed by Homer almost 3000 years ago gives us great insight into the values in ancient Greece. The Odyssey is the story of an ancient Greek hero, Odysseus, king of Ithaca, and his long return journey from Ilion en route for Ithaca. Odysseus was a man who exhibited all the traits of a hero to the Greeks. From the novel, it is evident that the ancient Greeks' values were different than that of modern humans. Among the most prominent of the ancient Greeks' values were loyalty, hospitality, religious faith, and equilibrium of work and leisure. One value that was not of much importance to the ancient Greeks was honesty.

The foremost of the values portrayed in the Odyssey was loyalty. Odysseus was loyal to his family and country above all. Over the course of the journey, he has a chance to live a...

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