These poems have a high outlook on religion when they are talking to the gods or talking about the gods. Each poem describes the gods as a high and mighty being they can look up towards for help. In the Iliad, a man is praying to the god Apollo asking him for help for his daughter. The man says “Hear me, lord of the silver bow who set your power about Chryse and Killa the sacrosanct, who are lord in strength over Tenedos, Smintheus, if ever it pleased your heart that I built your temple, if ever it pleased you that I burned all the rich thigh pieces of bulls, of goats, then bring to pass this wish I pray for: let y our arrows make the Danaäns pay for my tears shed” (Bauschatz, 2). In The Odyssey, when Odysseus is speaking with the giant, he tells him to respect and fear the gods “So, good sir, respect the gods. We’re here as suppliants to you, and Zeus protects all suppliants and strangers as good of guests, he cares for all respected visitors (Bauschatz, 31). In Works a...
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...nother man may shrink back from likening himself to me and contending against me” (Bauschatz, 6). In Works and Days, the Women have a duty in the household and getting married “Don’t put things off to tomorrow and then to the next day; no sluggish worker f ills up his barn, and neither does a man who delays. It is care that prospers the work; Do-it-tomorrow wrestles with ruin (Bauschatz, 60).
It is clear to see that The Iliad and The Odyssey are being portrayed as some hero based characters, a serious look into their religion and their gods that they deeply believe in, and their different views on women. When comparing all three of these poems, they do, indeed have some similarities. In the world of Greek poetry, there are definitely some different ways the authors think and viewed on the world. It all depends on what you see through their point of views and ideas.
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