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Title: How Ethical Are The Gods In The Iliad?

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Subject: Miscellaneous
Author: Michael C
Date: February 8, 2016
Level: University
Grade: A
Length: 6 / 1640
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Another definition suggests that to be ethical is "to conform to accepted standards consistent with the agreed principles of correct moral conduct". Conversely, until Aristotle, there were no "agreed principles for moral conduct" thus the term ethical cannot be used within the context of Homers society...

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We can, however examine the role the gods have to play in the Iliad and examine the relationship between the immortal and mortal to ascertain an "ethical" framework of the poem. Where does our ethical view come from? If it is within us, as part of our "soul" our precondition of being human then it should be universal regardless of the elapsing centuries and societies, especially if a belief in an ultimate creator is entertained...

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