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The quadrivium comprised the four subjects taught in medieval universities after the trivium. The word is Latin, meaning "the four ways" or "the four roads": the completion of the liberal arts. The trivium comprised the three subjects taught first in medieval universities, before the quadrivium. ... Jump to: navigation, search Latin is an Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ...


At many medieval universities, such as Oxford, this would have been the principal postgraduate course leading to the degree of Master of Arts. After the MA the student could enter for Bachelor's degrees of the higher faculties, such as Music. To this day some of the postgraduate degree courses lead to the degree of Bachelor (the B.Phil and B.Litt degrees are examples in the field of philosophy). Jump to: navigation, search The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ...


In medieval educational theory, the quadrivium consisted of arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy. These followed the preparatory work of the trivium, made up of grammar, logic (or dialectic) and rhetoric. In turn, the quadrivium was considered preparatory work for the serious study of philosophy and theology. Arithmetic or arithmetics (from the Greek word αριθμός = number) in common usage is a branch of (or the forerunner of) mathematics which records elementary properties of certain operations on numerals, though in usage by professional mathematicians, it often is treated as a synonym for number theory. ... Jump to: navigation, search Geometry (Greek Γεωμετρια, geo = earth, metria = measure) arose as the field of knowledge dealing with spatial relationships. ... Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Music Look up Music on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Wikisource, as part of the 1911 Encyclopedia Wikiproject, has original text related to this article: Music MusicNovatory: the science of music encyclopedia The Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Distionary, with definitions, pronunciations, examples... Astrometry: the study of the position of objects in the sky and their changes of position. ... The trivium comprised the three subjects taught first in medieval universities, before the quadrivium. ... Grammar is the discovery, enunciation, and study of rules governing the use of language. ... Jump to: navigation, search Logic (from Classical Greek λόγος (logos), originally meaning the word, or what is spoken, but coming to mean thought or reason) is most often said to be the study of arguments, although the exact definition of logic is a matter of controversy amongst philosophers (see below). ... Broadly defined, Dialectic (Greek: διαλεκτική) is an exchange of propositions (theses) and counter-propositions (antitheses) resulting in a synthesis of the opposing assertions, or at least a qualitative transformation in the direction of the dialogue. ... Jump to: navigation, search Rhetoric (from Greek ρήτωρ, rhêtôr, orator) is one of the three original liberal arts or trivium (the other members are dialectic and grammar) in Western culture. ... Jump to: navigation, search Philosophy is a discipline or field of study involving the investigation, analysis, and development of ideas at a general, abstract, or fundamental level. ... Theology is reasoned discourse concerning God (Greek θεος, theos, God, + λογος, logos, word or reason). It also refers to the study of other religious topics. ...


The quadrivium could be considered as the study of number: arithmetic was pure number, geometry was number in space, music number in time, and astronomy number in space and time. A number is an abstract entity used originally to describe quantity. ... Jump to: navigation, search Attempting to understand the nature of space has always been a prime occupation for philosophers and scientists. ... Jump to: navigation, search 8:17 am, August 6, 1945, Japanese time. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article may be too technical for most readers to understand. ...


This schema is sometimes referred to as classical education, but it is more accurately a development of the 12th and 13th centuries rather than an organic growth from the educational systems of antiquity. Classical education as understood and taught in the middle ages of western civilization is roughly based on the ancient Greek concept of Paideia. ...


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Quadrivium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (231 words)
In medieval educational theory, the quadrivium consisted of arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy.
In turn, the quadrivium was considered preparatory work for the serious study of philosophy and theology.
The quadrivium could be considered as the study of number: arithmetic was pure number, geometry was number in space, music number in time, and astronomy number in space and time.
International Catholic University 7.6 (6029 words)
Lecture 6: The Mathematical Arts of the Quadrivium II We have been discussing the philosophy and history of the liberal arts, and we have come to the point where we can discuss the mathematical arts of the Trivium.
The arts of the Quadrivium, their identification, enumeration, and distinction was the work of the ancient Pythagoreans.
The Quadrivium possesses no account of the battle among its arts corresponding to that which we found among the arts of the Trivium.
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