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Evangeline Lothian

Evangeline Lothian is a student currently pursuing degrees in both English Literature and Classical Studies. Her interests lie with Anglo-Saxon and medieval literature, as well as J.R.R. Tolkien, epic poetry, and the influence of Catholic theology on literature. When not writing term papers and research articles for different publications, she can be found writing her own novels, knitting another pair of socks, or working through a Russian textbook.

A Return to Χενια: The Importance of the House-Guest Relationship

In the book of Genesis, Abraham entertains three angels as honored guests and is rewarded with the promise of Isaac’s birth.  In The Iliad by Homer, Diomedes and Glaukon exchange armor and swear friendship to each other on the basis of their great-grandfathers’ guest-host relationship (χενια). In Beowulf, wanderers are treated to hearty meals and […]

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