Hospitality Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Hospitality

  1. Abigail undoes husband’s unneighborliness with fare for David’s troops. [O.T.: I Samuel 25:23–27]
  2. Abraham graciously receives and treats three wayfarers. [O.T.: Genesis 18:1–15]
  3. Acestes Sicilian king; entertains Aeneas. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
  4. Alcandre Polybus’ wife; entertains Helen and Menelaus on their way home from Troy. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
  5. Bailley, Harry “Mr. Congeniality.” [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales]
  6. Boniface jovial innkeeper; name became generic for restaurateur. [Br. Drama: The Beaux’ Stratagem; Espy, 129]
  7. fatted calf, the best calf killed for feast to celebrate return of prodigal son. [N.T.: Luke 15:13]
  8. Gatsby, Jay character who serves nothing but the best to his guests. [Am. Lit.: The Great Gatsby]
  9. Glorious Appollers, the known for their cordiality and sociability. [Br. Lit.: Old Curiosity Shop]
  10. Julian the Hospitaler set up famed hospice for weary travelers. [Medieval Romance: Hall, 181]
  11. Lot treated and feted two disguised angels. [O.T.: Genesis, 19:1–3]
  12. Lycus by hospitably entertaining Hercules, earned his gratitude and military assistance. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 156]
  13. oak symbol of graciousness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
  14. Phaeacians island people befriend and aid both Odysseus and the Argonauts. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 780]
  15. Philemon and Baucis poor couple welcomes disguised gods refused by rich households. [Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]