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Theocracy and other misnomers

I was irritated to hear yet again the term "theocracy" being used in connection with new government options in Iraq.Even regarded with the most generous optimism a rule by god is not quite feasible in this dark age but I'm stumped for the right word to describe what is meant-namely, a rule by clerics or priests - hierocracy? presbyocracy?
Any ideas?
Talking of which, democracy is almost as badly misnamed-more like ochlocracy or plutocracy.What is ...
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Amygdalos

Yesterday afternoon when I was eating almond nuts I suddenly wished to know its greek name. (That was partly because I was pretending to teach my daugher the name of what I was eating. :) )
And I found that it was a)mugda/loj which was very close to the name of Queen of Nabu in Starwars Ep. I., Amidala. Do you guys think Lukas had that in ...
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The origin of the word "quantum"

I guess this word has a Latin origin.

Can anyone here shed some light on it?







Thanks.
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Pharr's "Homeric Greek" copyright 1920?? (public d

I just ordered a worn old copy of Pharr's "Homeric Greek - A Book For Beginners," after which I noticed the copyright date is 1920, according to the seller's description. If the description is correct, wouldn't that mean this edition is now in the public domain?

Sadly, some of the pages have become discolored over time.
(But the price was unbeatable!)
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finally!!!!

After nearly two years of futile search, I have finally found a really great used bookstore in this city.

It doesn't have as much classical as my favourite store (which is in Regina so I hardly ever get to go there), but it has some really good stuff and lots of different languages, old and rare books, collectors items, etc. They also boast a HUGE selection of koine, hebrew, biblical studies, theology, etc. I could ...
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digitum minimum movere non potes

I have been trying to trace the origin of a short Latin quotation:

"Et digitum minimum movere non potes ut non mundum universum excites."
('You can't move your little finger, lest you awaken the whole world.')

I stumbled across this on a Russian website (http://giscraft.ru/methods/method8.shtml). The authors of the site are convinved that the words are those of Pierre-Simon Laplace, a mathematician with strong deterministic beliefs who wrote during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (see ...
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latin & greek

I wonder what's the difference between Greek & latin?
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Hello, I 'm new here^^

Hello everyone~~
I'm from Beijing, China, and I'm going to study for my master's degree in UK soon. My sinology professor always suggest me to learn Latin, but I have few time and there was no Latin class for new learners in Beijing until recent. I will have my first Latin class next Wednesday!
Happy Birthday to all!
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Happy Easter

KALO PASXA
KAI
XRONIA POLLA
:)
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Happy Easter

KALO PASXA
KAI
XRONIA POLLA
:)
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