Le véritable Amphitryon est l'Amphitryon où l'on dine
(Molière). That is, the person who provides the feast (whether
master of the house or not) is the real host. The tale is that Jupiter
assumed the likeness of Amphitryon, and gave a banquet; but Amphitryon
himself came home, and claimed the honour of being the master of the
house. As far as the servants and guests were concerned, the dispute
was soon decided—“he who gave the feast was to them the host.”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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