Hello, I am looking for someone to write an essay on Hospitality is one of the chief virtues of ancient and heroic cultures. Compare the nature and extent of the hospitality displayed in two of the following texts: Iliad, Odyssey, and Aeneid. It needs to be at least 1750 words.
Hospitality in Iliad is observed the best way to comfort the afflicted and strengthen them until they are comfortable. In Diomede tale involving Bellerophenetes and Oineus, the former is the target of the godly spite, with three of his children dead. Incidentally, Oineus encounters Bellerophenetes who happily welcomes him home as a special guest for twenty nine days, and the two develop close friendship ties. they continuously buy each other gifts to cement this friendship (Homer, 217). This interaction implies the host has a duty to accommodate a guest until the guest feels secure and ready to depart from such home. In this case, a weary and tormented traveler is provided a shoulder to lean on, and encouraged through friendship, before he regains his energy after the tragedy and departs. This implies anyone who encounters a guest despite their predicaments had an obligation to be hospitable towards such guest, which may be read as an instruction or demand from gods for the people to welcome and help the afflicted till they are comfortable to depart. As homer notes, gifts are exchanged “in token of friendship” (218) implying gifts are a sign to cement the bond between guests and the hosts, and to ex pres gratitude to each party. This is further portrayed as Oineous gives Bellerophenetes a “war belt bright with red dye,” and in return receipted “golden and double handled cup” (Homer 219- 220). The presence of these expensive gifts indicates the extent to which such hospitality is treasured, and the gratitude that both parties have to each other. The impact of gods is further reinforced by Gould (25) who asserts, “We would be quite wrong I suggest by setting aside the model of divinity that we find in Homeric poems, and image in it as a purely literary fiction, not part of the Greek religion.” Therefore, the hospitality portrayed in this case is