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University of Cambridge professor and TLS classics editor Mary Beard has a blog, A Don’s Life. In April, she wrote an interesting post on David Beckham’s collection of tattoos, a few of which are in Latin. His most recent addition is an English translation of the Latin quotation Oderint dum metuant—”Let them hate as long as they fear.” Keep a look out for it tonight, as England face Estonia in a key Euro 2008 qualifier.

Becks isn’t the only celebrity to be tattooed in Latin—Angelina Jolie has Quod me nutrit me destruit (“What nourishes me also destroys me”) on her…

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