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What is the meaning of "Nemo me impune lacessit" both as Poe meant it and how it it used today

-- Anonymous, June 11, 2004


No one provokes me with impunity. Revenge for dishonor and stuff like that. This was a honor code for a wannabe "noble" who killed someone and then let someone else take the fall in a novel by Wiiliam Godwin that poe reviewed. How is it used today? Politics? The mob? The motto is a traditional family guiding principle for honor, pride and getting even.

-- Anonymous, June 13, 2004

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