Trivium

The Classical Liberal Arts of Grammar, Logic, & Rhetoric
Author: John Michell,Rachel Grenon,Earl Fontainelle,Adina Arvatu,Andrew Aberdein,Octavia Wynne,Gregory Beabout
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 9781632864963
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 416
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The trivium refers to the three liberal arts considered in classical Greece to be the pillars of critical thought: grammar, logic, and rhetoric. Following on the success of Quadrivium and Sciencia, Trivium gathers six Wooden Books titles together into a beautiful six-color package that presents ancient wisdom in an accessible way. Trivium will include the books Euphonics, Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric, Poetic Meter and Form, and Ethics.

Quadrivium

The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology
Author: Miranda Lundy,Anthony Ashton,Jason Martineau,Daud Sutton,John Martineau
Publisher: Walker
ISBN: 9780802778130
Category: Science
Page: 416
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The quadrivium—the classical curriculum—comprises the four liberal arts of number, geometry, music, and cosmology. It was studied from antiquity to the Renaissance as a way of glimpsing the nature of reality. Geometry is number in space; music is number in time; and comology expresses number in space and time. Number, music, and geometry are metaphysical truths: life across the universe investigates them; they foreshadow the physical sciences. Quadrivium is the first volume to bring together these four subjects in many hundreds of years. Composed of six successful titles in the Wooden Books series—Sacred Geometry, Sacred Number, Harmonograph, The Elements of Music, Platonic & Archimedean Solids, and A Little Book of Coincidence—it makes ancient wisdom and its astonishing interconnectedness accessible to us today. Beautifully produced in six different colors of ink, Quadrivium will appeal to anyone interested in mathematics, music, astronomy, and how the universe works.

Sciencia

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Astronomy for All
Author: Matt Tweed,Matthew Watkins,Moff Betts
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802778992
Category: Mathematics
Page: 416
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Collects six short illustrated volumes covering topics in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, evolution, and astronomy.

Increasing Academic Achievement with the Trivium of Classical Education

Its Historical Development, Decline in the Last Century, and Resurgence in Recent Decades
Author: Randall Hart
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595381693
Category: Education
Page: 152
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In this age of accountability, the future success of our educational system in the United States may well be achieved by embracing the "classical" methodology of our past. Dr. Hart provides a brief summation of classical education, its history, and how its implementation increases academic achievement. Two models of classical education that have had a significant effect on the reemergence of classical schools across this country-Mortimer Adler's Paideia Proposal and the Trivium as espoused by Dorothy L. Sayers in her essay "The Lost Tools of Learning"-are reviewed. To understand Adler's and Sayers' approaches to classical education, Dr. Hart provides a summation of the writings of the key philosophers and teachers who greatly impacted the development of classical education since the Hellenistic Age. Hart also shows how the recent philosophy of pragmatism, embraced by John Dewey, so directly impacted the decline of classical education during the past century. Ultimately however, Hart's book informs us of the reemergence of classical education in hundreds of schools across our nation that are raising achievement by providing the basis for a liberal arts education.

The Metalogicon

A Twelfth-century Defense of the Verbal and Logical Arts of the Trivium
Author: John of Salisbury
Publisher: Paul Dry Books
ISBN: 1589880587
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 305
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Written in 1159 and addressed to Thomas Becket, John of Salisbury's The Metalogicon presents -- and defends -- a thorough study of the liberal arts of grammar, logic, and rhetoric. The very name "Metalogicon", a coinage by the author, brings together the Greek meta (on behalf of) and logicon (logic or logical studies). Thus, in naming his text, he also explained it. With this lucid treatise on education, John of Salisbury urges a thorough grounding in the arts of words (oral and written) and reasoning, as these topics are addressed in grammar and logic. Written more than nine hundred years ago, The Metalogicon still possesses an invigorating originality that invites readers to refresh themselves at the sources of Western learning.

Quadrivium

Number Geometry Music Heaven
Author: John Martineau
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781907155048
Category: Cosmology
Page: 409
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Composed of six previously published works.

Grammar

The Structure of Language
Author: Rachel Grenon
Publisher: Walker
ISBN: 9780802743589
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 64
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In the ancient scholarly curriculum, grammar formed part of the Trivium, with its sister sciences of logic and rhetoric. Logic asks: When is a sentence true? Rhetoric asks: Which is the right sentence? Grammar purely asks: When is a sentence correct? In Grammar, Rachel Grenon defines the rules governing the construction of words, phrases, sentences, and extended text or speech. Beginning with the rules behind ancient languages such as Sanskrit and Greek, she then focuses on how the rules of English have developed-from nouns and pronouns, verbs and adverbs, to tenses, the passive voice, questions, imperatives, and much more. With diagrams, engravings, and witty cartoon illustrations, this original take on a classic subject is essential for anyone interested in language.

Designa


Author: Adam Tetlow,Daud Sutton,Lisa DeLong
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 9781620406595
Category: Design
Page: 416
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Following the success of Quadrivium and Sciencia, a compendium of six titles on art and design in the acclaimed Wooden Books series appears here in one volume.

Teaching the Trivium

Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style
Author: Harvey Bluedorn,Laurie Bluedorn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780974361635
Category: Classical education
Page: 637
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Teaching the Trivium by Laurie and Harvey Bluedorn maintains that the classical style of education is designed to serve Christians well because it was the original model of education that God had in mind for his people to progress from knowledge, to understanding, to wisdom. This is a great book, for two reasons: 1. it takes the whole of the classical method and roots it soundly in the Bible, and 2. it lays out many options for a classical, biblically based course of study that are not overwhelming to the average family. Even if you never intended to use this approach, the many insights into education are well worth the price of the book.

Euphonics


Author: John Michell
Publisher: Wooden
ISBN: 9781904263432
Category: Phonetics
Page: 48
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Do particular sounds have particular magical effects? This is the age old question first raised by Plato, and wittily discussed in this little book by renowned author and philosopher John Michell.

Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric


Author: Ward Farnsworth
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 1567923852
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 253
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Masters of language can turn unassuming words into phrases that are beautiful, effective, and memorable. What are the secrets of this alchemy? Part of the answer lies in rhetorical figures: practical ways of applying great aesthetic principles -- repetition and variety, suspense and relief, concealment and surprise -- to a simple sentence or paragraph. Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoricrecovers this knowledge for our times. It amounts to a tutorial on eloquence conducted by Churchill and Lincoln, Dickens and Melville, Burke and Paine, and more than a hundred others. The book organizes a vast range of examples from those sources into eighteen chapters that illustrate and analyze the most valuable rhetorical devices with unprecedented clarity. The result is an indispensable source of pleasure and instruction for all lovers of English.

The Classical Trivium

The Place of Thomas Nashe in the Learning of His Time
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Publisher: Gingko PressInc
ISBN: 9781584232353
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 276
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In this previously unpublished work, a young Marshall McLuhan, as cultural historian, illuminates the com- plexities of the classical trivium, provides the first ever close reading of the enigmatic Elizabethan writer Thomas Nashe, and implicitly challenges the reader to accept a new blueprint for literary education. Ideas that would ground McLuhan's media analysis of the 1960s and 70s are here in embryo, as he sets out in scrupulous detail the role of grammar (interpretation), dialectic, and rhetoric in classical learning. Under McLuhan's scholarly microscope, the internal dynamics of the trivium and its purpose are revealed, as is its indispensable role in giving full due to the rich prose of Thomas Nashe. In ranging over literature from Cicero to the sixteenth century, McLuhan discovers the source and significance of multiple traditions in Nashe's writings.

Love


Author: Jason Martineau
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781904263760
Category:
Page: 60
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Rhetoric

The Art of Persuasion
Author: Andrew Aberdein,Adina Arvatu
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 9781632864437
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 64
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When is it better to use an analogy rather than a simile or a metaphor? Can you tell the difference between a synecdoche and a metonymy? What are the secret tricks used every day by professional persuaders? In this learned little volume, Adina Arvatu and Andrew Aberdein demonstrate the principles of Rhetoric via its key figures and devices, using numerous examples to show how almost all human communication deploys the time-tested techniques of this most enchanting ancient art.

Logic

The Ancient Art of Reason
Author: Earl Fontainelle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781904263920
Category:
Page: 64
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The Trivium in College Composition and Reading


Author: Sister Miriam Joseph
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781614276869
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
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2014 Reprint of 1948 Third Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. The "Trivium" is a systematic method of critical thinking for deriving certainty from any information coming into the mind via the five senses. In medieval universities, the Trivium comprised the three subjects that were taught first, specifically in this order: grammar, logic and rhetoric. While most textbooks are lucky to enjoy a shelf life of three or four years, "The Trivium" followed a different path. In 1947, when Columbia University Press published her celebrated dissertation, "Shakespeare's Use of the Arts of Language," Sister Miriam Joseph's previously published textbook gained wider notice. And since then, The "Trivium" continues to be rediscovered by new generations of writers and teachers. This dense, authoritative textbook takes all of Aristotle's teachings on logic, grammar, and rhetoric, and some of his teachings of poetics, adds some of the insights gained in the subsequent centuries, and presents it in a well-organized flow.

A Little Book of Coincidence

In the Solar System
Author: John Martineau
Publisher: Wooden Books
ISBN: 1912706075
Category: Science
Page: 64
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Venus draws a beautiful pentagram around Earth every eight years. Jupiter's two largest moons draw a perfect four-fold flower. The Planets grandly play out the slow Music of the Spheres. Is there a secret structure hidden in the Solar System? Packed with great illustrations and serious research from many sources, this internationally bestselling little book by cosmologist John Martineau will instantly retune your cosmological circuits to the extraordinary and primary patterns behind Life, the Universe and Everything. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Poetic Meter and Form


Author: Octavia Wynne
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 9781632864444
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 64
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Can you tell an iamb from a trochee? An anapest from an amphibrach? Why do children always take such delight in dactylic tetrameter? Is a ballad the same as a ballade? What is poetic rhythm? In this clever little book, Scottish poet Octavia Wynne examines the elements of poetry, from its various feet, meters and lines, through its patterns, stanzas and rhymes, right up to the poetic forms themselves, with ancient and modern examples from William Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss.