CWW: The Odyssey – Be Our Guest with Xenia

November 18, 2015 – It’s Classical Wisdom Wednesday, presented by Classical Wisdom Weekly — bringing ancient wisdom to modern minds, every Wednesday morning before your first cup of coffee.

Today we are talking about an important theme from The Odyssey. It is a theme that I’m certain you have never heard of. It’s called Xenia, and it has to do with rules of hospitality between hosts and guests. To the Homeric Greeks, Xenia was of the utmost importance. After all, you never knew when a disguised god or monster might stop by for a visit.

Your guide through the classical landscape is Van Bryan, Associate Editor of Classical Wisdom Weekly. You can catch Classical Wisdom Wednesday every week before your first cup of coffee, right here on the History Author Show.