- Abigail undoes husband’s unneighborliness with fare for David’s troops. [O.T.: I Samuel 25:23–27]
- Abraham graciously receives and treats three wayfarers. [O.T.: Genesis 18:1–15]
- Acestes Sicilian king; entertains Aeneas. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid ]
- Alcandre Polybus’ wife; entertains Helen and Menelaus on their way home from Troy. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey ]
- Bailley, Harry “Mr. Congeniality.” [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales ]
- Boniface jovial innkeeper; name became generic for restaurateur. [Br. Drama: The Beaux’ Stratagem; Espy, 129]
- fatted calf, the best calf killed for feast to celebrate return of prodigal son. [N.T.: Luke 15:13]
- Gatsby, Jay character who serves nothing but the best to his guests. [Am. Lit.: The Great Gatsby ]
- Glorious Appollers, the known for their cordiality and sociability. [Br. Lit.: Old Curiosity Shop ]
- Julian the Hospitaler set up famed hospice for weary travelers. [Medieval Romance: Hall, 181]
- Lot treated and feted two disguised angels. [O.T.: Genesis, 19:1–3]
- Lycus by hospitably entertaining Hercules, earned his gratitude and military assistance. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 156]
- oak symbol of graciousness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
- Phaeacians island people befriend and aid both Odysseus and the Argonauts. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 780]
- Philemon and Baucis poor couple welcomes disguised gods refused by rich households. [Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses ]
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hos·pi·tal·i·ty / ˌhäspiˈtalitē/ • n. the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. • adj. denoting a suite or room in a hotel where visitors are entertained, typically at a convention: liquor flowed most freely in the hospitality suites of thirteen candidates. ∎ relating to or denoting the business of housing or entertaining visitors: the hospitality industry.
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