By Robert S. Rait

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

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