Homeric Greek | Odyssey 1.118–124: xeinos as stranger and as guest

We are pleased to share this segment in the Center for Hellenic Studies series on reading Homeric epic in ancient Greek. In each installment we read, translate, and discuss a small passage in the original Greek in the most accessible way. In this segment, Gregory Nagy, Leonard Muellner, and Douglas Frame read Odyssey 1.118–124. Topics include: strangers and guests, the correct procedure and sequence of events when receiving a guest,… Read more