Core Vocab: kerdos, kerdea

"When two men are together, one of them may see some opportunity [kerdos] which the other has not caught sight of; if a man is alone he is less full of resource, and his thinking [noos] is weaker." This month's Core Vocab word—from Gregory Nagy's book The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours—is kerdos [κέρδος], plural kerdea [κέρδεα] which he glosses as ‘gain, profit; desire for gain; craft employed for… Read more