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What's the meaning of "lex fundamentum est libertatis, qua fruimur. legum omnes servi sumus, ut liberi esse possimus"?

It's a paraphrase of a passage (146) from the Pro Cluentio, a speech by Cicero (hence the 'Cic.' at the bottom of your image): hoc enim vinculum est huius dignitatis qua fruimur in re publica, hoc ...
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'Antisemitism' in Greek and/or Latin

Antisemitismus is the only attested way to phrase it: Praeterea, Ecclesia, quae omnes persecutiones in quosvis homines reprobat, memor communis cum Iudaeis patrimonii, nec rationibus politicis sed ...
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How do you say "living being" in Classical Latin?

You can use animans instead, a substantive use of the present participle of animo, -are. From Lewis and Short: Subst., any living, animate being; an animal (orig. in a wider sense than animal, since ...
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How do you say "living being" in Classical Latin?

In Classical Latin, animal implies any living organism. For example: omne igitur animal confitendum est esse mortale ("It must be admitted that any living thing is liable to death.") --...
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Is "tandem tamen" a classical paronym?

tamen is not normally used with tandem because they both have the sense of "finally" so it would sound repetitive to a Roman, like you were repeating the same idea. For the same reason, you ...
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