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Greek Hospitality in the Odyssey

Summary: Examines Greek culture vs. Cyclops culture (hospitality vs. unhumanity discussed in detail) in Homer's Odyssey.
Surrounding themselves with beauty and purity, the Greeks established foundations that were primarily based on their grand hospitality and generosity to others. According to the Odyssey, the foremost element of Greek society was their support of visitors and company by giving comfort, which showed their great sociability. The considerate Greeks never left any guest unattended or disregarded at the door but rather accepted him in even before they discovered who he was; moreover, with their kindness and many greetings they attracted people to enter their homes. Tactful and emotional, the Greeks were skillful in handling other people and were sentimentally upset if the guest was not in any way satisfied with them. They seemed to have always remedied this problem by providing their visitors with extra services to keep them from leaving--that is, if a bath, supper, and a night's rest were not already enough...

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