What’s An Oikos?

“Oikos” is a term from ancient Greece that encompasses the people (the nuclear family, extended family and servants) and the land they lived and worked on.   The term is similar to “homestead”, but with a little more human and social connotations as the oikos was the basic organizational unit in society outside of the individual.


The words “ecology” and “economics” stem from the word “oikos”.  Interestingly enough, ecology and economics are among the primary themes of this blog.



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