Core Vocab: oikos

The Core Vocab word for this month, taken from those terms listed in Gregory Nagy's The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours, is oikos [οἶκος] ‘house, dwelling, abode; resting place of cult hero; family line’; verb oikeîn [οἰκεῖν] ‘have a dwelling’. This post includes a selection of passages exemplifying the everyday and sacred uses of the word, and pictures of grave monuments and tombs to illustrate imagery and locations associated… Read more