Cambridge: Porcellian Club. Near Fine. 2000. Paperback. 56 pages; Clean and tight in original green wrappers faded at edges. The Directory of living members and their addresses where known. "The Porcellian Club is a men-only final club at Harvard University, sometimes called the Porc or the P.C. The year of founding is usually given as 1791, when a group began meeting under the name "the Argonauts," or as 1794, the year of the roast pig dinner at which the club, known first as "The Pig Club" was formally founded. The club's motto, Dum vivimus vivamus (while we live, let us live) is literally Epicurean. The club emblem is the pig and some members sport golden pigs on watch-chains or neckties bearing pig's-head emblems. The club was originally started by a group of 30 students from Massachusetts who wanted to avoid the dining halls and their food by roasting pigs. The Porcellian is the iconic "hotsy-totsy final club," often bracketed with Yale's Skull and Bones, Princeton's Ivy Club, Dartmouth's Sphinx, University of Cambridge's Pitt Club, Cornell University's Quill and Dagger, and University of Oxford's Gridiron Club." . (Inventory #: 40166)
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