story starts when the two friends go out and fish for food, which fits into this historical background. Unlike the story “Damon and Pythias”, the ending of “Two Friends” is tragic. “Damon and Pythias” has a happy ending, which is consistent with most legends and fairy-tales. The tragic ending shows the reality of the war.
The phenomenon of divination was something that characterized private and public life in ancient Greece. According to Fontenrose, people would generally seek divine consultation on occasions like these: plague, famine, catastrophe, war or casus belli, rulership matters, welfare of a city or a state, colonization, portents or prodigies, worship of the gods and religious issues. • Private Life As far as private life is concerned, people consulted the divine on many occasions, asking almost about