Wednesday, April 08, 2015

reminders of hospitality

"Meanwhile, since you come to us as friends, favour us by celebrating this annual festival, which it is wrong to delay, and become accustomed to your friends' table."
~ King Evander to Aeneas in Vergil's The Aeneid

I read those words a few weeks ago as I continue to work my way through the class from Old Western Culture and Roman Roads Media on The Aeneid and I immediately thought that it defined hospitality so well. The desire for your friends to be accustomed to being at your table. I need some work in this area and who would have thought that I would find some encouragement in The Aeneid. Wonders never cease.


  1. I like that "accustomed to sharing a table." So hard to accomplish when living at a distance, but an achievable goal.

    1. Or it's hard b/c you might be used to have your home as quiet refuge, so yeah, that's me. :)

  2. Love that you are being encouraged through Vergil!


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