Following the rules of hospitality, you do not ask questions of your guest until you have fed, entertained, and given respect to a guest. Given and Received As we have seen, hospitality plays a major part in the Odyssey, but the actual hospitality is not as important as the way that that hospitality is received, and the consequences of that reception.
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She welcomes him to their land and offers him clothing. Your people are holding back, waiting for your signal.
This type of hospitality was very unique and it played an important role in the ancient Greek society. Odysseus comes across two very contrasting 98 Ibid.
The importance of gifts in xenia becomes particularly apparent in the relationship between Odysseus and Alcinous.