Core Vocab: oikos

A guest post by Sarah Scott The Core Vocab word for this month, taken from those terms listed in Gregory Nagy’s The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours[1] and related Sourcebook[2], is oikos [οἶκος] ‘house, dwelling, abode; resting place of cult hero; family line’; verb oikeîn [οἰκεῖν] ‘have a dwelling’ Sometimes it simply means a house or home, as in this speech of Agamemnon during his argument with Khrysēs about the… Read more