let them hate me as long as they fear me

By Anonymous, in 'Latin Phrases', Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Anonymous Guest

    Let them hate me as long as they fear me.

    thank you in advance for your efforts

    Dan
  2. Cato Consularis

    • Consularis
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Re: two famous quote translations? please anyone

    This is from Latin originally: Oderint dum metuant. It is attributed to Lucius Accius (a tragic poet whose works do not survive), but was made famous as a favorite saying of the emperor Caligula.
  3. Andy Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Urbs Panamae
    Re: two famous quote translations? please anyone

    Cato's suggestion is paramount, but it needs a little tweaking to get closer to your request.

    Me oderint dum metuant (Which adds the "let them hate me" element).

    I would, however, stick with the three-word composition. The meaning might be considered implied.

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