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oikos
the houshold, implying an estate like a manor with familty and servants all centering on and dependent upon a marriage
polis
the ordered, consciously constructed city where the aim is to establish justice
physis
nature, the flow of things, the rythm of being
nomos
law, custom, convention; the custom of the community; man-made ordinances, but based on divine order, including unwritten laws
cosmos
the order of the universe, a world
hybris
overweening pride and insolence;; wanton violence; in tradgedy, the human attempt by pass mortal limits and to be a god
nemesis
just indignation; retribution; a supernatural force that tracks down those who have committed an offense
ate
ruin, blind folly; infatuationl; a curse passed down in a family line
eros
the motivating desire that flows through all things, bidnding them together; in humans it can be a source of madness
themis
the ancient right order of things, justice as a tradition: the earth, the "mothers"
dike
justice that is arrived at by thought and reflection; the right order of Zeus; and incarnation of justice
moir
fate-that which fallas to the lot of anyone; one's portion; a due and regular share
tyche
chance, fortune, luck; irrational contigency; that which "happens"
sophrosyne
the ideal of the classical Greeks; balance, harmony, beauty, wholeness, purity
megalopsychos
the great-souled man of whom Aristotle writes; the ideal tragic hero
kairos
the right time for an action; critical moment; due season; the moment of divine inspiration
chronos
time as the unfolding of all things; the successive movement of events; the beholder
telos
the end, purpose, and final ordering of an action