May 28, 2015

The Latin oration at this year's Harvard Commencement was a tour de force. See for yourself...


Read more about Jim McGlone in this Harvard Gazette profile. And as New Advent's tipster notes, "Jim is the first Latin orator in living memory to use the ecclesiastical pronunciation (as opposed to the reconstructed classical pronunciation) in the Harvard Latin oration."

2 comments:

  1. That was simply wonderful!

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  2. I thought I heard an echo of the Salve Regina in his "gementes et flentes" (but, for all I know, that coupling might be a common Latin idiom).

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