Odysseus Reputation In Homer's Odyssey

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In Ancient Greece, ones reputation was an incredibly important factor of how one was treated in society. Grecians were placed on a scale, the higher you were, the more honour you won. It was possible for a human being to have no honour at that time, placing them next to animals. The Odyssey by Homer, is an epic that illustrates how a man received the highest glory. Odysseus, a man known for his intelligence, could be described to be the ideal man in Ancient Greece. His cunning mind allowed him to take over Troy, allowing him to be introduced as a sacrocity. However, a man’s honour at that time heavily depended on his wife and her devotion towards him. Due to women not being regarded as human, but of men’s property, keeping the wife in order

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