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Unformatted text preview: English Words from Greek and Latin • Politics and Law The Greek Polis πολι s = citadel --> city ’ ακροπολι s πολι s also = “body of citizens” πολιτ η 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 ’ αρχη = rule • oligarchy • tyranny, tyrannize, tyrant, tyrannical • democracy, democratic, democrat δημο s = people (populus, populi) • autocracy κρατ ο s = power • plutocracy • theocracy Legal / political terms from Rome [law < ME legal < Lat. lex, legis ] Roman Politics...
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  • Latin legal phrases, modern law, city ’ακροπολιs πολιs, caveat scriptor compos, radar ­­ radio, Roman Political Vocabulary

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