Xenia (Greek)

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Xenia is the Ancient Greek concept of hospitality. Xenia means "guest-friendship". It is a bond between the guest and the host. It is marked by gifts from the guest and shelter from the host.[1] It plays an important part in Homer's epic poem the Odyssey.[2]

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  1. Wilson, Nigel Guy (2006). Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece, pp. 370-371; 715. Psychology Press. ISBN 0415973341
  2. Budin, Stephanie Lynn (2004). The Ancient Greeks: New Perspectives, pp. 136-137. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 1576078140