Aristotle Virtue In The Odyssey

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Good as a guide to a good, bright human life is inherent in many moral teachings, worldview and religious systems. It is possible to define the origin of the systemic knowledge of good in ancient philosophy, in the character and range of the meaning of the word ἀρετή, first encountered in Homer's Odyssey.
The basis of the formation of virtue in the life of man on the conviction of Aristotle is education and upbringing. Aristotle regards virtue as the acquired properties of the soul, dividing them into dianoethics (mental, formed by training) and ethical (moral, formed by education).
According to Aristotle, the soul strives for cognition and participation in the supreme good, in this, according to the philosopher, the man's striving for the