Hospitality also means that people could travel without being rejected or having no where to go. A host never knew if a beggar was a god in disguise. In Greece and The Odyssey, good hospitality etiquette was greatly expected. The hosts were supposed to offer the best of their food, home, and knowledge. When welcomed into a house, one was to be gracious and not be demanding.
Her works are full of details about daily life at court, the deeds of her family, and the exchanges between the Byzantines and western crusaders during the first crusades. It would be easy to assume that Anna's personal background, specifically the obvious bias towards her father, would prohibit historical accuracy. However, this simply doesn’t seem to be the case. Rather, one finds that the evidence of Anna's background adds to the Alexiad in providing the historian or reader with an intimate insider's account of events in Byzantium. In addition, Anna Comnena’s genuine belief in her father for not only being morally sound during his reign, but extremely strong in his strategic planning, creates an endearing, but still effective, record of history.
Laws are everywhere. From the beginning of time people have lived by a set of laws to maintain order. It can be concluded that the Code of Assura is reliable because it is a set of rules Assyrians must abide by or else they would be punished, like in todays world. Of course the content of the law code is quite different than today but it gives a good insight to how women and men were treated differently. Throughout the law code it is stated multiple times that a woman of a man is held to different standards than a man or single woman.
But when the seasons brought the fourth around, one of her maids," (Homer, The Odyssey, line 114 page 22, 2012.) On the other hand, Nestor and Telemakhos show very great respect for each other when Telemakhos meets Nestor. Telemakhos accepts and appreciates Nestor's xenia for him. When the host of a home shows good hospitality, or xenia, they give the guests the finest of material and foods. One of the examples of this when Telemakhos meets Nestor is that Nestor gives him fine wine.
She wants to prove to George, and possibly reaffirm to herself, that his jilting did not ruin her nor did it stop her from pursuing familial happiness. He did, however, affect her life and produce a change in her—she became adamant with life management and order. This change explains why Granny tries to control her time of death (for the second time). Becker contends that “despite the fact that her external life is so carefully ordered, her internal life is not redeemed” (1168). In “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” Granny’s journey towards death grants the reader an understanding of two archetypes: the unhealable wound—George jilting Granny which induces her overwhelming independent nature—and journeying towards death/rebirth—which is Granny’s time spent on her death bed, reflecting on George jilting her.
“’Maudie, I’m sure I don’t know what you mean,’ said Mrs. Merriweather. ‘I’m sure you do,’ Miss Maudie said shortly,’” (Lee 312). This quote is saying that Miss Maudie gets all the girls quiet by saying that they are wrong. No one really expects her to say something like this, especially at the very proper tea party, and it changes the mood of the tea party. Miss Merriwether acts like she doesn’t really understand why Miss Maudie said this.
Each disguise in the Odyssey has its own individual purpose, for example in Book 1 when Athene visits Telemachus she disguises herself as Mentes in order to get close to Telemachus and to gain his trust. She then tells Telemachus word of his father’s whereabouts and he trusts her because of her disguise, who is a close family friend, if she had gone to him in her true form then he might have had further questions or not have fully trusted Athene as they have never met. Telemachus then goes to try and find his father and therefore doesn’t get ambushed by The Suitors. The use of disguise was important as Athene managed to convince Telemachus to go and try to find his father, saving his life. This is important as Telemachus has an important role in the plot for example when he helps Odysseus kill The Suitors at the end of the story, but that wouldn’t have happened if Athene hadn’t disguised herself as a close family friend and convinced him to leave.
Joe and Logan had a big influence on how Janie could not trust Tea Cake at first. She showed Tea Cake she had some problems by saying, “It’s all right tuh come teach me, but don’t come tuh cheat me.”(pg.96) She was showing Tea Cake that she wasn’t a rookie in the relationship game. If Tea Cake was going to try and make a fool out of Janie she wasn’t going to let that happen. Tea Cake coming along really didn’t have a effect on her self-identity at first. Tea Cake did everything differently than Joe.
Women in the kitchen believed it was unlucky to stir the pot counterclockwise while cooking. In fact, they believed the seventh son of the seventh son in the family, if born, possessed supernatural powers. Although there was a bright side to superstition, as it was good luck for a bachelor to wear a sprig of basil on his collar when seeking a bride. A collection of superstitions arose around marriage as it was also good luck for a bride to dress her right shoe first for luck. Couples would also tend to avoid having their wedding planned on Friday the 13’th as that was seen to be bad luck as well.
Reflecting on Euthyphro Juanita Young PHI 200 Mind and Machine Instructor Christine Nortz March 25, 2013 Reflecting on Euthyphro After reading Euthyphro by Plato, I was very intrigued as to how the initial idea of the story was so similar to that of situations still occurring in the world today. This story is based on situations that took place between two philosophers of the Greek and Roman times, Euthyphro and Socrates. Socrates seemed quite the skeptic in this story, constantly looking for answers to questions and actions of Euthyphro that he needed justification for. The reason Socrates wanted justified answers to his questions toward Euthyphro is what I’ll be discussing in this paper. I would also like to discuss the concept of how the topic of holiness emerged in the dialogue and why it plays a major role in the initial conversation between Socrates and Euthyphro.