"Hospitality In The Odyssey" Essays and Research Papers

  • Hospitality In The Odyssey

    Homer’s Odyssey can teach us about culture in ancient Greece through Odysseus’ voyage home. In the epic poem hospitality, or “xenia,” is expressed as a reoccurring theme. Throughout the epic poem, there are different examples of hosts and guests. Firstly, the poem presents bad hosts such as Calypso and Laistrygones. Calypso is considered a bad host because she held Odysseus prisoner in her home for several years. In Book Five, Athena said to Zeus, “Now he’s left to pine on an island, racked with...

    Aeneid, Epic poetry, Greek mythology 1019  Words | 3  Pages

  • Hospitality in the Odyssey

    Jeremy Worden Hospitality Illustrated in Homer's The Odyssey Far removed from our individualistic society today is the ancient Greece portrayed in Homer’s The Odyssey, where hospitality and good will are the main focus of these people. As decreed by Zeus himself, those who wish the favor of the Gods must welcome foreigners and domestic with hospitality. A man was supposed to offer the best of his food, his home, and his knowledge before ever asking for his guest’s name or why he was there. There...

    Agamemnon, Greek mythology, Homer 1841  Words | 5  Pages

  • Hospitality in the Odyssey

    in Troy is that he is subject to the obligation of accepting the welcoming hospitality of people he meets along his path. Hospitality is a very important part of social exchange and honour in the Odyssey and this essay will aim to examine a few such instances and comment on the various means of friendliness and the punishments resulting from unfriendliness in the Homeric society. The first instance of the role of hospitality that will be examined is when Telemachus sets off from Ithaca to seek out...

    Ancient Greece, Homer, Iliad 1239  Words | 3  Pages

  • Hospitality and Destiny in the Odyssey and Sundiata

    Princeton's Wordnet defines hospitality as "[the act of] cordial reception: [or] kindness in welcoming guests or strangers." Since the start of this semester, we have read about two different journeys in which hospitality plays an important role in fulfilling the destiny of the main character. In Homer's Odyssey, many examples of this are apparent, whether they are for the benefit or the downfall of the protagonist Odysseus. However, Odysseus is not the only one whom hospitality rules. His son Telemachus...

    Achilles, Homer, Iliad 1739  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Art of Hospitality - the Greeks and the Odyssey

    of the most hospitable cultures was that of the ancient Greeks, exemplified in Homer's The Odyssey by both gracious hosts and guests. In Greece and The Odyssey, not only was good hospitality etiquette expected, but the added pressure from the conviction that the gods would punish the host if guests were treated without respect (whether they were poor or rich) further compelled excellent manners. The Odyssey illustrates the proper etiquette when dealing with guests. Whether friend or stranger, when...

    Culture, Greek mythology, Homer 910  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odyssey Essay; Hospitality

    Odyssey Essay Hospitality             The greeks put a large emphasis on the importance of traditions. One important example of a tradition is to show hospitality and respect strangers as well as to hosts. If this tradition was broken, punishments were to be dealt out. Usually, the punishments were not specific. What happened after the God’s traditions were disobeyed, a series of bad events usually occurred. After the God’s traditions were followed, a series of positive events usually occurred...

    Cyclops, Epic poetry, Greek mythology 966  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odyssey Paper: Hospitality

    for what we know as hospitality. Hospitality played a vital role in the way a person went about life and lived. In Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey, both Odysseus and his son Telemachus’ journey’s include frequent encounters of hospitality. Hospitality signifies the host and guest relationship. Honoring a guest was important to a host because it meant pleasing the Gods and Goddesses, establishing a notable reputation, and creating bonds with families and cities. Good hospitality was displayed with giving...

    Characters in the Odyssey, Greek mythology, Hospitality 1985  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    The Odyssey In Homer’s epic, The Odyssey, each culture treats strangers and guests with distinct differences from every other culture. One of the most hospitable cultures was that of the ancient Greeks, exemplified in Homer's The Odyssey by both gracious hosts and guests. In Greece and The Odyssey, not only was good hospitality etiquette expected, but the added pressure that if they didn’t treat their guests with respect the gods would punish them further compelled excellent manners. The Odyssey...

    Cyclops, Homer, Odysseus 1234  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    Homer, the author of The Odyssey, portrays many Greek values that make up a righteous man or as, Homer’s character Odysseus, an epic hero. The Odyssey is the story of King Odysseus' return from the Trojan War to his kingdom of Ithaca. Stories, like The Odyssey, are told with the intent of delivering a message that was important to their culture. Through characters and situations, The Odyssey promotes and emphasizes many important ancient Greek values such as hospitality, pride, and fate. Stressed...

    Ancient Greek, Greek language, Greeks 1124  Words | 3  Pages

  • Hospitality

    interested in pursuing a career in the hospitality industry? Has this changed from the beginning of the class? Please respond to two of your classmates postings. Main posts I really learned lot of things from this class. Also, it has been helped me learn more things in the industry in the hospitality tourism, and leisure industry. I have gained some knowledge of the opportunities of career in the industry and I also gained some the skills from the hospitality, tourism, and leisure industry...

    Cognitive science, Hospitality industry, Hotel 752  Words | 3  Pages

  • hospitality

    view on the hospitality industry, what kinds of businesses are involved in it and challenges it faces. To do so, it considers the views of different authors which are relative with hospitality industry. There is some data describing the importance of the Hospitality industry in the Scotland and worldwide and there is also some figure show the reputation of hospitality industry in the Scotland and tourist interest toward the Scotland. This essay explores most of the area in the hospitality industry,...

    Economy of Scotland, England, Glasgow 2068  Words | 7  Pages

  • Hospitality

    Hospitality The hospitality industry is a broad category of fields within the service industry that includes lodging, event planning, theme parks, transportation, cruise line, and additional fields within the tourism industry. The hospitality is a several billion dollar industry that mostly depends on the availability of leisure time and disposable income. A hospitality unit such as a restaurant, hotel, or even an amusement park consists...

    Hospitality, Hospitality industry, Hospitality management 1019  Words | 4  Pages

  • Hospitality

    Title: Study the Challenges of Information Technology on Sustainable Hospitality Industry Supervised By: Muhammad Zafar Saeed Prepared By: Students Name Reg. no Waseem Ahmed 1211-934 Batch # (ADHM) 33 Advance Diploma in Hospitality Management Acknowledgements The researcher is deeply grateful to God Almighty first and also to our parents for their utmost support. We would also like to express our gratitude to the following people who gave generously of their time and advice to...

    Apartment hotel, Hospitality, Hospitality industry 1831  Words | 7  Pages

  • Hospitality

    Chapter 1: The Hospitality Industry and You What is Hospitality? * Many people’s definition of hospitality extends only to restaurants and hotels * In reality, it goes far beyond this and includes any organization that provides food, shelter, and other services * Students considering entering the field of hospitality should take into consideration all of the types of business that hospitality encompasses but also, the various career streams in functional areas across segments (such as...

    Formal organization, Hospitality, Hospitality industry 863  Words | 5  Pages

  • Hospitality

    Teacher: Mark Level 6 Date: June 6,2013 Title: Why is hospitality and tourism considered one of the biggest industries in the world? Why is hospitality and tourism considered one of the biggest industries in the world? At present, with the further development of economic globalization and world economic integration, the tourism and hospitality industry have entered the golden age of rapid development. In the early 1990s, tourism and hospitality have become the world's largest industry which surpassed...

    Economics, Economy, Hospitality 1136  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    The Odyssey has captured minds for over 2700 years, and the story of Odysseus shows his determination to fight and conquer obstacles with and without the help of the Gods. The story dates back before 1000B.c. (The Modern Library, 1950, p.VI) His creative and cunning tactics throughout the story show his determination to reach his homeland of Ithaca. After conquering the Trojan War, Odysseus was told by Poseidon “man is nothing without the gods”. Poseidon felt Odysseus was not thankful for Poseidon’s...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Homer 1309  Words | 3  Pages

  • Hospitality

    Hospitality: Research Assignment Part A Question 1: Outline 5 different sectors of the hospitality industry and give 2 examples of establishments within the local area which operate in each sector. 1. Accommodation sector: * Fairways motel, Kandos * Kandos motel, Kandos 2. Food and beverage sector: * Bizzy Birds café, Rylstone * Sajos, Mudgee 3. Entertainment and recreation sector: * Kandos Museum, Kandos * Hembury Golf Club, Kandos 4. Travel and tourism...

    Caffeine, Coffea, Coffea arabica 742  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    The Odyssey portrays a romantic marriage between a man and a woman that is unlike any other. Homer portrays Odysseus and Penelope as lovers from afar with each longing for the other without knowing where they might be. The two of them are well suited to each other which is evident by the tremendous Odysseys that each undertake in the book. The couple has and unconditionally love that is physically and emotionally deeply rooted in many ways. Penelope first displays her roots of love with actions...

    Cunning folk, Husband, Love 1236  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey

      1Rossi    Juliann Rossi  02/24/2014  Dr. Motard Noar   The Odyssey and Domineering Females   In ​ The Odyssey , particularly during the ending of the epic, Homer challenges the  archetype of male dominance by essentially making Odysseus powerless, and instead, while it is  often disguised, gives the female characters all the power and control.  This is seen most  obviously with Athena who saves Odysseus’ life countless times, and also with Penelope who  controls not only her husband but also several suitors...

    Athena, Circe, Odysseus 1866  Words | 7  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    Rasie Turner Ms. Neff English 1030 22 September 2010 The Odyssey Greek gods and goddesses are very important in the Greek culture. There are a few Greek gods and goddesses that play very important roles in The Odyssey. They are Athena, Zeus, Poseidon, and Circe, and Calypso. The relationship between the mortals and the gods are very interesting. Everything that happens in this poem, dealing with the mortals, is related to one of the gods. Without the gods, Greek culture and literature would...

    Athena, Greek mythology, Hermes 1147  Words | 3  Pages

  • Hospitality

    maintain the Kempinski standards, who can manage stress and who are flexible. However, hospitality and tourism industry has a huge issue of finding and keeping employees. Employee turnover is a growing issue in the industry and this problem is one of the biggest problems of Cıragan as well, especially in Food and Beverage department (Chikwe, 2009). This paper addresses the key issues of employee turnover in hospitality industry. It analyzes the causes and effects of turnover and suggests some solutions...

    Çırağan Palace, Employment, Hospitality industry 2109  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    The Odyssey Odysseus was always considered to be a great man and a great hero. He was known for his brain as well as his muscle. He was an epic hero of a narrative poem about the deeds of gods or heroes. He possesses qualities superior to those of most men, yet remains recognizably human. These heroes have a tragic flaw. This is what makes them a hero instead of a god. Gods are perfect. Odysseus is the hero in The Odyssey, an epic attributed to Homer. His tragic flaw is hubris, occasional...

    Achilles, Charybdis, Cyclops 776  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    The Odyssey What is the nature of free will? Are gods or humans responsible for what happens? The Odyssey is a poem which is about a man named Odysseus (also known as Ulysses in Roman myths) who is on his way back to Ithaca where his home is with his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus but is said to be dead. Telemachus goes on hunt for Odysseus because he believes his father is still alive. On Odysseus’ way back to Ithaca he goes through many challenges such as defeating the Cyclops, Sirens...

    Athena, Greek mythology, Iliad 1681  Words | 4  Pages

  • hospitality

    HOSPITALITY Tourism industry Hospitality is one of the most interesting and challenging industries to work in and offers a wide range of job and career opportunities and an endless variety of places to work in. Hospitality is the business of helping people to feel welcome and relaxed and to enjoy themselves. You may be providing them with accommodation, a meal or a cocktail or even entertaining them. But it is all about customer service and providing the best experience possible for your customers...

    Chennai Super Kings, Deccan Chargers, India 1252  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    Homer's poem The Odyssey depicts the tendency of people to ignore the consequences of their actions. Odysseus punished Penelope's suitors without thinking of consequences that he would have to endure. He did not acknowledge the consequences because that would prevent him from doing what he wants to do. Odysseus wanted to kill the suitors; they ate away at his fortune. Finding consequences for murdering the suitors would force Odysseus to realize what he is about to do is not a good idea. Odysseus...

    Circe, Greek mythology, Homer 1040  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    The Odyssey, one of the most well known epic stories Introduces Odysseus, the King of Ithaca. This story demonstrates Odysseus’s physical and intellectual strength. Striving to return home after 20 years of his treacherous journey, he uses strength, skill, and superior ability to overcome his troubles. Although he faced numerous obstacles and fought many battles, he made it appoint to get home to his kingdom through his physical ability, intellectual insight, and overcoming his epic flaw. In...

    Achilles, Cyclops, Homer 997  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    Odysseus’s Odyssey Home “He saw the townlands and learned the minds of many distant men, and weathered many bitter nights and days in his deep heart at sea, while he fought only to save his life, to bring his shipmates home” (McDougal p. 1104). Odysseus, King of Ithica, was determined to get home with all of his men unscathed after the Trojan War; however, the voyage did not go as anticipated. Whilst on his journey home to Ithica, Odysseus and his men found themselves facing an island of Cannibals...

    Athena, Circe, Odysseus 932  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Role and Effect of Hospitality in The Odysessy

     The Role and Effect of Hospitality in The Odyssey The Odyssey, by the Greek author Homer, is an epic about Lord Odysseus and his quest to return home. The story takes place in and around Ancient Greece. Odysseus, along with his son Telemachus, must expel the suitors from his household after being lost at sea for 20 years. Throughout the epic, one of the underlying themes that Homer shows is the importance of hospitality through elaborate stories emphasizing respect,...

    Ancient Greek, Greek mythology, Homer 861  Words | 3  Pages

  • Iliad and Odyssey

    cinema of a certain era. The epic poems, The Iliad and Odyssey, give scholars and historians an idea how the Ancient Greek lived their everyday lives. By reading the two "novels," the reader is able to experience the three thousand years old society of Homer. The various similarities between our society and the societies depicted in the Iliad and the Odyssey are surprising profuse. To name a few: the superfluous violence in Iliad and Odyssey, the characterization of Odysseus, the obscure use of...

    Achilles, Ancient Greece, Epic Cycle 1809  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Odyssey Theme: Hospitality

    There are many different themes in The Odyssey, but the most prominent theme Homer portrays in his epic poem is hospitality or Xenia. The act of Xenia was perhaps the most important Greek custom out of all because you see it being performed time and time again throughout Odysseus’ journey home. The Odyssey was about the twenty year long journey of King Odysseus return to Ithaca from battling in the Trojan War. The theme of hospitality is present not only while Odysseus is travelling from city to...

    Greece, Homer, Iliad 541  Words | 2  Pages

  • odyssey

    The Odyssey set 5 XV through XVIII Name: Book XV 1. What is the parting gift Helen gives Telémakhos? She gives to Telemakhos, but especially for his future bride, a woven gown knitted by her own hands. 2. What is the sign Meneláos struggles to read? An eagle killing a white goose is the sign that Zeus sends but turns to be hard to read for Menelaos. 3. How was the swineherd taken from his family as a child? He was taken as the most precious good that the Sidonian servant could have...

    Circe, Greek mythology, Homer 820  Words | 3  Pages

  • Homer's Hospitality

    that arose during1600 BC. It was during this time that Ancient Greece began to take form, in both cultural and religious aspects. Historians often refer to this period as Mycenaean, but due to the culture and values embodied in Homer’s poem, The Odyssey, it is also known as the Homeric Age. In Homer’s world, society consisted of city-states controlled by well-respected Kings. The Homeric Age also focused on the importance of religion where all regions participated in sacrificial tributes to the Gods...

    Greek mythology, Homer, Iliad 1375  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    The Greeks define nobility as a person who would go and fight for their country, a person who has values of bravery, intelligence, strength and keen judgment. He must also be a person who the gods respect. In Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, Odysseus is portrayed as noble according to mythology legend. The American Heritage dictionary defines noble as a man often of divine ancestry, a man who is endowed with great courage and strength who is celebrated for his bold exploits and favored by the gods...

    Blood donation, Circe, Martin Luther King, Jr. 1674  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    The Odyssey Reading Comprehension Questions Part 1 Part 1 1) Where is Odysseus located at the poem’s beginning? 2) What is a muse? And why is Homer asking the muse to, “sing in me?” 3) Who is lord Helios? 4) What did Odysseus’ men do to lord Helios? 5) Who is Odysseus’ father? 6) Where is Odysseus from? (What city is his home?) 7) Who is Calypso? Who is Circe of Aeaea? 8) What did Circe do to Odysseus? 9) Who were the Cicones and what does it sound like...

    Circe, Greek mythology, Odysseus 2141  Words | 6  Pages

  • Hospitality: Odysseus & Polyphemus

    Hospitality: Odysseus & Polyphemus Portal: Seeking Wisdom Amanda Conley Salve Regina University Hospitality: Odysseus & Polyphemus Good hospitality is an expected practice in Greek culture. The King of gods, Zeus, supports proper hospitality. “Zeus of the Strangers guards all guests and suppliants: strangers are sacred—Zeus will avenge their rights!” (Odyssey, 9.304-5) The encounter between Odysseus and Polyphemus, also known as “the Cyclops”, showed a great example of poor hospitality...

    Cyclops, Greek mythology, Homer 1300  Words | 4  Pages

  • Odyssey 5

    In Homer’s epic, The Odyssey, various aspects of the ancient Greeks are revealed through the actions, characters, plot, and wording. Homer uses his skill as a playwright, poet, and philosopher to inform the audience of the history, prides, and achievements of the ancient Greeks, and, also, to tell of the many values and the multi-faceted culture of the ancient Greek caste. The Greeks had numerous values and customs, of which the primary principles are the mental characteristics of an individual...

    Ancient Greek, Athena, Greece 1718  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Odyssey and Propaganda

    “Homer’s The Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid as Propagandistic Literature” Propaganda is a powerful social tool that influences audiences through manipulation and selective viewpoints and has been witnessed in history as far back as written records exist. It has been used to sanction the rise of new leaders, herald a society and its dominance, and push ideological agendas to audiences of all backgrounds throughout civilizations. The methods that propaganda has been used are numerous and include both...

    Aeneid, Greek mythology, Homer 1347  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Odyssey 'Telemachia'

    THE ODYSSEY – Books 1-4 1. The story of Agamemnon, Aegisthus, Orestes and Clytaemenstra is a recurring theme during these first 4 books of the odyssey. The references I have picked up on throughout the four books are as listed: - Book 1, page 4, Section 29-48. This is the first reference to the story of Agamemnon, Aegisthus, Orestes and Clytaemenstra. In this, it is at an assembly of gods in Zeus' palace. Zeus, who would open discussion among them, was in thought of the handsome Aegisthus. Zeus...

    Greek mythology, Helen, Homer 2486  Words | 7  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    name is Nausicaa princess of this island. I asked her if I could meet her father the king and she directed me to their palace. When I met the king and queen they asked me about my journey and I told them all about it since I left to Troy. Their hospitality was above what I expected. They offered me food and a place to rest in. The next morning they sent me with their ships and I finally reached my homeland Ithaca after all these years. I wanted to go straight to my house and see my son Telemachus...

    Greek mythology, Odysseus, Odyssey 3250  Words | 7  Pages

  • Literary Analysis the Odyssey

    Odysseus’s 20-year long Journey When you set out for Ithaca, pray that your road’s a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. In Homer’s epic poem, “The Odyssey”, ten years have passed since the fall of Troy, and the Greek hero Odysseus still has not returned to his kingdom in Ithaca, many believe he is dead. It takes Odysseus 20 years to return home after he left Ithaca for the war. It takes Odysseus 10 years to return home after the 10 year long Trojan war. During these 10 years, Odysseus...

    Greek mythology, Homer, Ithaca 957  Words | 3  Pages

  • Xenia in the Odyssey

    The Importance of Xenia in The Odyssey and it’s Consequences One of the most important themes in The Odyssey is the concept of xenia, which is the old Greek word for hospitality. In modern times, hospitality is something we rarely think of, and the first thing that comes to mind is the hotel industry, but in ancient Greece, xenia was not about hotels, or just about etiquette, it was a way of life with many benefits in a world that was still mostly savage. Xenia was more than just being polite to...

    Achilles, Homer, Iliad 2002  Words | 5  Pages

  • Women of the Odyssey

    The Women of the Odyssey Many people regard Homer's epics as war stories—stories about men; those people often overlook the important roles that women play in the Odyssey. While there are not many female characters in the Odyssey, the few that there are, play pivotal roles in the story and one can gain a lot of insight by analyzing how those women are portrayed. Homer portrays the females in contradictory ways: the characters of Athena and Eurykleia are given strong, admirable roles while Melantho...

    Athena, Circe, Iliad 1518  Words | 4  Pages

  • Hospitality in the Qu'ran

    Ideas on Cultural Hospitality in the Quran The virtues within the Qur’an regarding hospitality and generosity seem to be a product of the landscape of pre- Islamic Arabia. Indeed, the arid environment and tribal configuration of the society required that neighbors help each other, strangers or travelers be given food, and wealth be distributed evenly throughout the clan. The communities that settled along the trade routes of the Arabian Peninsula relied on merchants returning to their community...

    God, Islam, Kuwait 1675  Words | 5  Pages

  • Women in the Odyssey

    Women in The Odyssey After following an epic that revolved so completely around men, The Odyssey has quite a lot of female roles. True, the ancient Greeks had a better androgynous balance than other civilizations, and this is reflected very clearly in The Odyssey. Femininity has not only a bigger role in this epic, but it seems as though it is honored with its own unique power. This is shown in characters like Circe and Athena, but also subtextually in the many female weavers throughout the...

    Athena, Circe, Greek mythology 1002  Words | 3  Pages

  • Homer's Odyssey Xenia

    May 2010 The Significance of Xenia in Homer’s Odyssey The society of Ancient Greece was very much centered around the gods, and a healthy fear of the consequences of not obeying their laws. The next most important staples of the society were the concepts of braver, pride, and hospitality, or Xenia. The significance of these values is shown quite clearly in The Odyssey of Homer. In the first five books of the epic, Telemachos is shown great hospitality by the kings, Nestor, and Menelaos. As Homer...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Homer 1273  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey and The Ramayana

    our literary works, such as The Odyssey and The Ramayana of Valmiki. The Odyssey and The Ramayana of Valmiki are two of the world’s earliest works of literature, so old in fact, they started out as oral traditions. These two epics have much in common, despite the fact that there is a thousand years of history and thousands of miles of geography separating them. They each recount a hero’s journey to reclaim their lost kingdom, and ultimately their wives. The Odyssey is the story about Odysseus,...

    Lanka, Odysseus, Odyssey 1240  Words | 3  Pages

  • Quiz: Odyssey Background

    Great Greek Minds Quiz on Homer’s Odyssey and Greece (45 pts)   1.     (10 pts) What would our lives be like if no one had the ability to read or write? Without the ability to read and write, our lives would be very boring. By having a written language, we are able to understand things better and communicate more effectively. We wouldn't be able to send letters or write books. We would use mostly oral tradition for our history and entertainment. Oral tradition is important but it is only...

    Achilles, Epic poetry, Greek mythology 917  Words | 6  Pages

  • 4 Themes of the Odyssey and Oedipus Rex

    Theme 1: Love for your family (or home) 1. (Homer’s the Odyssey) In the Odyssey, Odysseus spends ten years trying to go home to Ithaca. Odysseus left the Trojan War with the mindset and hopes of returning home. Although he wanted to go home to Ithaca many obstacles faced him. He fought against the Cyclops, survived against Poseidon’s wrath, left the Island of Calypso, and many other dangers just to come home. Odysseus survived through all of the hardships just to return home to his family and city...

    Creon, Greek mythology, Odysseus 1585  Words | 4  Pages

  • Why Is Xenia Such an Important Theme in the Odyssey?

    Why is Xenia such an important theme in the Odyssey? Explain your views and support them with details from the poem. (45 marks) The concept of guest hospitality was extremely important in ancient Greece. Evidence that Xenia was integral to Greek society can be found in the fact that Zeus, the king of the Gods, was also portrayed as the God of Xenia. Xenia created an obligation for the host to be hospitable to their guests, and conversely, the guests had their own responsibilities too. If either...

    Achilles, Ancient Greece, Homer 1204  Words | 3  Pages

  • Culture and Society in "The Odyssey"

    epic poem, “The Odyssey” reveals many aspects of ancient Greek life and culture through character and plot. Through each of the tales circling the life of Odysseus and the Greek people, Homer depicts the history, legends, values, and merits of the ancient Greeks. Greek culture is known to be one of the most flavored and thorough in history, and each facet of it—from religion to ideology to mentalities and beliefs. The Greeks valued intelligence and wit very strongly. “The Odyssey” offers countless...

    Ancient Greece, Ancient Greek, Greece 1050  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odyssey Final Essay

    Marysia Paradis February 8, 2015 English 9 Honors Odyssey Final Essay In the epic poem, The Odyssey by Homer, The hero Odysseus displays many heroic traits that make him an epic hero. The Odyssey is about Odysseus journey home after the Trojan War. On his way back home, he harms a Cyclops’s eye, so Poseidon becomes very angry and make Odysseus’s trip extremely difficult. Odysseus encounters many monsters and his entire crew perishes. When he finally...

    Athena, Cyclops, Greek mythology 923  Words | 2  Pages

  • Odyssey Death and Rebirth in the Odyssey

    The Odyssey, by Homer, is a classical piece of Greek literature. Throughout The Odyssey, the Blind Bard makes use of many literary techniques in order to lend meaning to the poem beyond its existence as a work of historic fiction and aid his readers in the comprehension of the tale. One of these techniques is the use of motifs. A motif is a recurring theme that is used throughout the work. In The Odyssey, Homer makes use of many motifs including eating/drinking, Odysseus's...

    Athena, Homer, Odysseus 1394  Words | 7  Pages

  • The Odyssey vs the Lord of the Rings

    Comparing the Odyssey to the Lord of the Rings               The Lord of the Rings and Odyssey are two very weird stories in my opinion. The two stories include several similarities. The most noteworthy similarity of the two that were in common was the use of themes. Both included similar themes such as, life, death,power, brotherly love, myth, temptation, and journey.             One thing I noticed was the use of several different themes included in both stories. In the Lord of the...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Homer 1538  Words | 4  Pages

  • Odyssey and Odysseus Outstanding Qualities

    Odyssey Review/Essay Questions 1.What aspects of social and political life in Homeric times are reflected in the “Odyssey”? =The aspects in the social and political life in Homeric times that are reflected in the Odyssey are the leadership and hierarchy. These are depicted by kings, warriors and peasants who sometimes live un-heroic simple life.Other than that it shows the culture of the Greeks wherein if you will court a lady,you should bring gifts. 2.What is the purpose of the many allusion...

    Achilles, Athena, Homer 2184  Words | 6  Pages

  • Disguise And Deception In The Odyssey

    poem The Odyssey begins on Mt. Olympus. Athena brings to Zeus' attention that Odysseus' journey has been brought to a standstill on the island of Calypso. Athena then goes to Ithaca and assumes a disguise to convince Telemachus to go on a journey to seek news of his father. From the very beginning of the book Athena, an immortal, disguises herself as a mortal to relay news to another mortal. Throughout the book, the Gods disguise themselves as humans. This forced the mortals to show hospitality to everyone...

    Deception, Disguise, Greek mythology 865  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    The Odyssey In the modern world, generally heroes are defined as people who strive or sacrifice themselves for what's right. In the Epic Poem, The Odyssey, by the poet Homer, the character, Odysseus proves himself a Greek Epic Hero. In this story Odysseus goes to fight in Troy. After the war, his men and he face more challenges along the way, trying to go home to Ithaca. Odysseus fits the description of a Greek Epic Hero because he shows courage, leadership, and wisdom. Initially, one of the...

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