Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.

Zeus hates an arrogant boasting tongue.
Seeing them march here in a mighty stream,
in all their clanging golden pride,
he hurled his fire and struck the man,
up there, on our battlements, as he began
to scream aloud his victory.

What does this passage reveal about how the ancient Greeks felt about their relationship to the gods and which personality traits were valued by their culture?

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The Ancient Greeks felt that God was on their side in whatever battle they were fighting. In this case, Polyneices is thought to be the antagonist. The Chorus pronounces that Zeus sides with Creon and the Gods, although fickle, help the righteous out when needed.