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The Odyssey

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Ulysses' Compliment

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Eumaeus, the swineherd, replies to Ulysses' compliment about his hospitality by saying

"Stranger, though a still poorer man should come here, it would not be right for me to insult him, for all strangers and beggars are from Jove. "

His reply reiterates what important feature of The Odyssey?

A

The motif of the journey.

B

The traits of a hero.

C

The history of the Trojan War.

D

The theme of the importance of hospitality.

E

The mythology of Ancient Greece.