The Greeks, being strangers (“ξεῖνοι”) in the land, propose to sacrifice to Zeus— “Ζεὺς δ᾽ ἐπιτιμήτωρ ἱκετάων τε ξείνων τε, ξείνιος, ὃς ξείνοισιν ἅμ̓ αἰδοίοισιν ὀπηδεῖ”. ‘For Zeus is the protector of suppliants and strangers, the strangers' god, who attends on strangers to whom respect is due’ (Od. 9.270, 271).
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