Core Vocab: Xeniā

One of the Core Vocabulary terms of Gregory Nagy's The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours is xenos, which he defines: "xenos [ξένος], plural xenoi [ξένοι] ‘stranger who should be treated like a guest by a host, or like a host by a guest; xeniā [ξενία] ‘reciprocal relationship between xenoi’; when the rules of xeniā do not work, a xenos risks defaulting to the status of simply stranger." Read more