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How would you translate Socialism/Communism into Latin?

Note that both socialism and communist have been synonyms their appearance in the romance Sprachen until the end of the times, unless you believe Stalin's lies. Therefore both a word based in the stem*...
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Differences between natio, populus, vulgus, cultus, and societas?

Is there a distinct differentiation between the words natio, populus, vulgus, cultus, and societas in classical Latin? I'm encountering conflicting definitions in various dictionaries.
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How to translate the adjective ‘pacifist’ into Latin?

How do you translate the adjective ‘pacifist’ into Latin? ‘pacifistus, a, um’ seems incorrect to me since all the words I’ve found with the suffix -ista are nouns, not adjectives. alchemist: *...
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What is a "camarilla" in Latin?

The Spanish word camarilla means a group of conspirators meeting in secret to manipulate the political leadership. It's been borrowed into English, as well as quite a few other Romance languages, ...
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What is "cold war"?

How should I translate "cold war" in Latin? I can see two ways to approach this, using a classical phrase for a similar hostile political situation, or finding a suitable adjective for "cold" to go ...
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Comparing citizens and subjects

There is a difference between a citizen and a subject. Roughly, a citizen holds some power in the state (through voting or otherwise), whereas a subject is subordinate to their leader and has no say. (...
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What's the the Latin word for a government minister / secretary?

According to Wikipedia, the definition of a government minister is: A minister is a politician who holds significant public office in a national or regional government, making and implementing ...
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How did Rome transform from republic to empire in Latin?

I would like to understand how Rome transformed from republic to empire from the point of view of Latin language. I think I already have a sufficient understanding of Roman history to understand the ...
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