Core Vocab: kerdos, kerdea

A guest post by Sarah Scott This month’s Core Vocab word—from Gregory Nagy’s book The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours[1]—is kerdos [κέρδος], plural kerdea [κέρδεα] which he glosses as ‘gain, profit; desire for gain; craft employed for gain; craftiness; craft’. I wondered in what contexts the word might occur—and whether the ancient Greeks saw it as a positive or negative attribute, or something in between. Here are a few… Read more