The Trivium

The Liberal Arts of Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric

Author: Sister Miriam Joseph

Publisher: Paul Dry Books




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This book involves understanding the nature and function or language.


The Classical Liberal Arts of Grammar, Logic, & Rhetoric

Author: John Michell

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA


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.

Shakespeare's Use of the Arts of Language

Author: Sister Miriam Joseph

Publisher: Paul Dry Books


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 423

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Grammar-school students in Shakespeare's time were taught to recognise the two hundred figures of speech that Renaissance scholars had derived from Latin and Greek sources (from amphibologia through onomatopoeia to zeugma). This knowledge was one element in their thorough grounding in the liberal arts of logic, grammar, and rhetoric, known as the trivium. In Shakespeare's Use of the Arts of Language Sister Miriam Joseph writes: "The extraordinary power, vitality, and richness of Shakespeare's language are due in part to his genius, in part to the fact that the unsettled linguistic forms of his age promoted to an unusual degree the spirit of creativeness, and in part to the theory of composition then prevailing . . . The purpose of this study is to present to the modern reader the general theory of composition current in Shakespeare's England." The author then lays out those figures of speech in simple, understandable patterns and explains each one with examples from Shakespeare. Her analysis of his plays and poems illustrates that the Bard knew more about rhetoric than perhaps anyone else. Originally published in 1947, this book is a classic.

The Metalogicon

A Twelfth-century Defense of the Verbal and Logical Arts of the Trivium

Author: John of Salisbury

Publisher: Paul Dry Books


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.

Politics & Rhetoric

Coming to Terms with Terms

Author: G. Yoos

Publisher: Springer


Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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Interpretation and definition as rhetorical and logical modes are interactive in determining and précising meaning that transcends our repertoire of literal usage. Refining language use gives us the opportunity and freedom to explore and discover what never has been thought about, used, or expressed before.

Revolutionizing the Sciences

European Knowledge and its Ambitions, 1500-1700

Author: Peter Dear

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education


Category: History

Page: 216

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Peter Dear creates a fascinating picture of the origins and development of scientific thought and practice in early modern Europe. The second edition of this successful text has been updated and expanded in the light of recent scholarship, offering greater treatment of key topics such as alchemy and medicine.

The Trivium

Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric

Author: Jane Smith

Publisher: Walker & Company


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 64

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An introductory primer on the first three of the seven liberal arts of antiquity explains how the Trivium comprised the basics of a classical linguistic education in medieval times and is still studied today to impart key understandings in logic and persuasive communication.

The Invention of Art

A Cultural History

Author: Larry Shiner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Category: Art

Page: 362

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"Larry Shiner challenges our conventional understandings of art and asks us to reconsider its history entirely, arguing that the category of ine art is a modern invention - and that the lines drawn between art and craft emerged only as the result of key European social transformations during the long eighteenth century"--Publisher's description.

The Mantle of the Prophet

Author: Roy Mottahedeh

Publisher: Oneworld Publications


Category: History

Page: 999

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Drawn from the first-hand accounts of eyewitnesses, Roy Mottahedeh's gripping account of Islam and Politics in revolutionary Iran is widely regarded as one of the best records of that turbulent time ever written. The true story of a young mullah, his life in the sacred shrine city of Qom, and the dramatic events of the 1979 Revolution, this enthralling account paints a vivid picture of contemporary Iran, while providing a panoramic survey of Muslim, Shi'ite and Persian culture from the Middle Ages to the current day. From the ancient time of Zoroaster to the world of Khomeini, this sweeping saga interweaves biography with history, politics and religion to offer new levels of understanding into Iran’s past, present and future. Written with feeling, sympathy and clarity, this revised edition includes a new chronology detailing events in Iran from the revolution right up to the present day and Ahmadinejad’s controversial regime.

History, Fiction, Verisimilitude

Studies in the Poetics of Gottfried's Tristan

Author: Mark Chinca

Publisher: MHRA


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 134

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This study of Gottfried von Strassburg discusses the narrative technique of his romance Tristan (c. 1210) against the double background of Latin rhetoric and poetics on the one hand, and the developing written vernacular tradition on the other. It argues that Gottfried's poetics represents the attempt to mediate between opposing tendencies in vernacular narrative, the one historiographic and archival, the other fictional and experimental. Verisimilitude, the res ficta quae tamen fieri potest, occupies an intermediate position between the res factae of history and the res fictae of poetry; it is on this middle ground that Gottfried situates his narrative.