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Q: translate this from latin ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: translate this from latin
Category: Sports and Recreation > Trivia
Asked by: grthumongous-ga
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Posted: 29 Jul 2005 21:32 PDT
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Question ID: 549689
translate this from latin:

" Oderint dum metuant "
Subject: Re: translate this from latin
Answered By: livioflores-ga on 29 Jul 2005 22:03 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

The translation of the latin phrase "oderint, dum metuant" into
English is "Let them hate, so long as they fear", and it is believed
be a favorite saying of the emperor Caligula.

At "Wonderful Latin Phrases"  see the one numbered 62, from the West
Virginia University at Parkersburg site:

At "Latin and Greek phrases" from

At VOY Forums:

See also the Paul Krugman's article "Let Them Hate as Long as They Fear":

I hope that this helps you. Feel free to request for a clarification
if you need it.

grthumongous-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $3.00
Multam in parvo....Gracias livioflores.

Subject: Re: translate this from latin
From: livioflores-ga on 30 Jul 2005 00:38 PDT
Ave grthumongous:
Thank you for the good rating and the generous tip.


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