Definition of xenia :
- Many of the Xenia were personal pin- pricks. - "The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller", Calvin Thomas.
- Wieland mildly regretted that he had come off well in the Xenia, seeing that many other honest people had fared so badly. - "The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller", Calvin Thomas.
- At the end are added two books of Xenia and Apophoreta, distichs written to go with the Christmas presents of all sorts which were interchanged at the festival of the Saturnalia. - "Latin Literature", J. W. Mackail.