Sunday, 17 April 2016

Oderint dum metuant*

             Though endlessly in his City of Stone
             From every corner of the Boulevards
             His voice is yammering from his Hectorphone
             He cannot awake his petrified guards.

‘Let them hate, so long as they fear.’ (Attributed to Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, Roman emperor, AD 37–41, otherwise ‘Caligula’.)

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