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Hello friends,At last he became, in the words of Dio Chrysostom, who wrote during the second century A.D.: “Our Zeus, the giver of every good gift, the common father and saviour and guardian of mankind.”
The Odyssey speaks of “the divine for which all men long,” and hundreds of years later Aristotle wrote, “Excellence, much labored for by the race of mortals.” The Greeks from the earliest mythologists on had a perception of the divine and the excellent.
Source: Greek Mythology [Greek Gods]
I can't paraphrase or understand what the blue part means. Would you please be kind enough to clarify it to me?
'A lot of people try hard to be perfect.'