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In any system of governance, without order, rules and punishment, there would be chaos as anyone would be free to do whatever they wanted. Zeus and the Olympian deities are justified in their decision to condemn Prometheus to eternal torture. He should continue to serve his sentence for the crimes he committed against Zeus and the established order. His loyalty to Zeus was seldom virtuous and he continuously challenged his wits through acts of deceit and trickery. Zeus’ rise to power involved conflict. He overthrew his father Cronus in order to claim his place on the throne. The war against the Titans was fierce, giving Zeus a reason to be wary towards any threats that might emerge against his newly acquired reign and power. Hephaestus confirms that “…the heart of Zeus is hard, and everyone is harsh whose power is new (PB 34-5). After the Titanomachia came attacks from the Gigantes, confirming there were more threats against Zeus (Classical p86). He is justified in being insecure about his position on the throne as he encountered a large amount of resistance during his rise to power. Similarly the nature of the
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course CL 102 taught by Professor Bing during the Spring '08 term at Emory.

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Essay 1 - In any system of governance, without order, rules...

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