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By Robert S. Rait

During this photo the schoolboy is noticeable arriving together with his satchel and being provided with a hornbook through Nicostrata, the Latin muse Carmentis, who replaced the Greek alphabet into the Latin. She admits him via the major of congruitas to the home of knowledge ("Wisdom hath builded her condo, she hath hewn out her seven pillars," Proverbs ix. 1). within the lowest tale he starts his direction in Donatus lower than a Bachelor of Arts armed with the birch; within the subsequent he's promoted to Priscian. Then stick to the opposite matters of the Trivium and the Quadrivium every one topic being represented by way of its leader exponent—logic through Aristotle, mathematics by way of Boethius, geometry through Euclid, and so on. Ptolemy, the thinker, who represents astronomy, is careworn with the kings of a similar identify. Pliny and Seneca signify the extra complicated examine of actual and of ethical technological know-how respectively, and the edifice is topped by way of Theology, the lengthy and laborious direction for which that of the humanities. Its consultant in a medieval treatise is of course Peter Lombard.

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