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οἰκόνομ-ος , , , who manages a household, = οἰκοδεσπότης, X.Oec.1.2, Pl.R.417a, etc. ; steward of an estate,Ζήνωνι τῷ οἰ.PCair.Zen.48.2 (iii B.C.) ; house-steward, being a slave, IG5(1).40, 1235, IGRom.4.1699, TAM2.518 (Pinara), prob. in BCH52.413 : metaph., “οἰ. ἡδονῆςAlcid. ap. Arist.Rh.1406a27.
2. generally, manager, administrator, opp. τύραννος, Id.Pol.1314b7, etc. : hence,
b. title of a subordinate state official, IG5(2).389.15 (Lusi, iv/iii B. C.) ; also of a high financial officer, Inscr.Prien.6.30 (iv B. C.), BMus.Inscr.448.7 (Ephesus, iv B. C.) ; under a monarch, OGI225.37 (iii B. C.); in Egypt, ORev.Laws3.3, 5.6, al. (iii B. C.), PTeb.39.11 (ii B. C.), etc.; in charge of the Serapeum, UPZ56.7 (ii B. C., pl.); οἱ Καίσαρος οἰ., = Lat. procuratores Caesaris, Luc.Alex. 39; θεοῦ οἰ. minister of God, Ep.Tit.1.7, cf. 1 Ep.Cor.4.1.
II. as fem., housekeeper, housewife, Phoc.3.7, Lys.1.7: Metaph., A.Ag. 155.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 155
    • Lysias, On the Murder of Eratosthenes, 7
    • New Testament, Titus, 1.7
    • Plato, Republic, 417a
    • Xenophon, Economics, 1.2
    • New Testament, 1 Corinthians, 4.1
    • Lucian, Alexander, 39
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