"Though preparest a table before me inpresence of mine enemies." In the context of Psalm 23:5, the Judeo-Christian god preparing and host a banquet his believers, it can be shown that their god gives them ammunition to combant their opponets. This is like Odysseus throwing chairs and causing a raucous when he enters his palace and fights the suitors.
The Odyssey is also seen as a "decorum bible" through Odysseus' and Telemachus' journies. This passage from the bible can also been seen how to treat guests, both friendly and enemies.
Legend has it that Alexander the Great loved the Iliad so much he slept with it under his pillow. Plato's succesor Aristotle, is also thought to have told Alexander the location of Achilles tomb. It is said that Alexander journied to Achilles' tomb before starting his conquest of Greece and Persia.
In Homeric hymns Homer describes animated tripods that come to life and go to and fro at banquet held by the gods. Hittite rituals describe the same thing happening.
(Baal) caused the ram gods to drink wine;
Caused the ewe goddesses to drink wine.
He caused the bull gods to drink wine;
Caused the cow goddesses to drink wine.
He caused the chair gods to drink wine;
Caused the throne goddesses to drink wine.
He caused the pithos gods to drink wine;
Caused the jar goddesses to drink wine.
This place name is found in Thomas More's Utopia. It comes from the greek amauros which means dim, faint, or shadowy; this adjective was taken from Homer's Odyssey. In translations the adjective is translated to aircastle; Penelope has a vision of this in a dream from Athene.
In Utopia, More uses many names and place names that are derived from Greek. Mostly these names are contradictions like Utopia (no place) and Anydrus, a river, (no water). He uses Amaurotum in this sense refering to Utopia as being a place of the imagentive.