Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

9. What ancient people started the tradition of exchanging gifts?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    If there is exchange then it is not gift giving. 

    One does not give a gift in order to receive one.

  • susan
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I think exchanging gifts at Christmas is a fairly modern thing.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    As Vergilius said, "Beware the Greeks bearing gifts."

    I'm sure they weren't the first ever to start the tradition but the Greeks' practice of 'xenia' was a well known aspect of their culture.

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