Translation, Latin > English Please

“Oderint, Dum Metuant”

“Let them hate, they fear me.”

It’s a tag from a fairly obscure Latin poet that was said to be favoured by Caligula.

Oh and it’s now the motto of a neo-Nazi groupas well.

silenus’ translation is not quite right. It means “let them hate me so long as they fear me.”

There is a reason I got a C+ in Latin in high school. :stuck_out_tongue:

That was my thought as well.

Ha! I knew learning about “dum casta” clauses in law school would sooner or later come in handy.