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Tim Kelly HST 112 The Iliad In the first few pages of book one of The Iliad, there is a disagreement among different Greek cities. One man asks for protection from the God Apollo, and shortly after Apollo comes down from Mt. Olympus and begins firing his arrows for nine days. This shows that the Greeks had strong religious beliefs and believed in interaction between the gods and humans. After Apollo had come down to earth, the priests were asked why the gods were mad. Homer discusses going to priests or profits in order to find answers. This illustrates that some of the most prominent figures in Greek society were the priests and others high up in their church. Throughout the book, more interaction between humans and gods takes place, further illustrating the way that the Greeks viewed the world. It seems that they looked at the world as a dangerous place, and prayed to the gods to keep them safe. Later in book 1, a priest reveals the reason the gods are angry with the Greeks.
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