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politicslaw - English Words from Greek and Latin Politics...

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Unformatted text preview: English Words from Greek and Latin Politics and Law The Greek Polis s = citadel --> city s s also = body of citizens s = citizen Aristotle ( 384 BCE 322 BCE ): Man is a political animal. police, policy, politic, politics, political, politician, politico, politicize, polity [acropolis, acrobat, acromegaly, acrophobia, acronym -- (e.g. PAC; radar -- radio detecting and ranging; and the Words of the Day: snafu -- s ituation n ormal, a ll f---ed u p; c. 1941) fubar f---ed u p b eyond a ll r ecognition / repair] The Three Brothers 1944 US army animated short, featuring three brothers Fubar, Private Snafu, and Tarfu (Things Are Really Fucked Up, or Totally and Royally Fucked Up) More words from Greek monarchy = rule oligarchy tyranny, tyrannize, tyrant, tyrannical democracy, democratic, democrat s = people (populus, populi) autocracy s = power plutocracy theocracy Legal / political terms from Rome [law < ME legal < Lat. lex, legis ] Roman Politics...
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