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Xenia: When Telemachus sees Athene he rushes over, ashamed that a
stranger should be left waiting at the gates, he then invites her in and gives
her a seat and food. Telemachus is a good host.
Life and Society/Xenia: It is good xenia to only ask a guest…

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Xenia: Odysseus talks about giving himself presents, a cloak, a tunic, a
purple mantle and a bronze sword.
Xenia: Penelope looking after her guest well.
Xenia: Wedding gifts clearly important, shown by Penelope basing her
marriage decisions on the best gift.
Xenia: The fact Telemachus wants to get rid of…


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