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what does "oderant dum metuant" mean?

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posted on Jul, 26 2004 @ 05:41 PM
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Someone recently put this at the end of a note to me, I have no idea what it means, do you know? TIA




posted on Jul, 26 2004 @ 05:48 PM
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it means

Let them hate so long as they fear.

it was a fave sayin of Caligula's.

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posted on Jul, 26 2004 @ 05:51 PM
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It is from a favorite saying of Caligula meaning "Let them hate so long as they fear". Its actually Oderint dum metuant

[edit on 26-7-2004 by Mynaeris]

[edit on 26-7-2004 by Mynaeris]



posted on Jul, 26 2004 @ 06:51 PM
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Thanks this person ended with that written at the bottom after just putting that they were joking and had meant nothing by what they had said earlier. I felt that it meant something or they would not have put it there, they probably did not think that I would follow up. Also you are right I misspelled it when I typed it in.

[edit on 29-7-2004 by goose]



posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 10:28 AM
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WOW

Gryffen, M, I never cease to be amazed at the knowledge that people have on this board. I consider myself quite intelligent and I had no idea, I would have had to Google it. Btw, Gryffen, miss seeing you in chat, hope to see you soon. I read your blog and got a new understanding of you that I never had before.





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