Trivium

Author: John Michell
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 1632864967
Release Date: 2016-10-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

The Trivium

Author: Sister Miriam Joseph
Publisher: Paul Dry Books Incorporated
ISBN: 0967967503
Release Date: 2002-01
Genre: Education

This book involves understanding the nature and function or language.

Quadrivium

Author: Miranda Lundy
Publisher: Walker
ISBN: 0802778135
Release Date: 2010-10-26
Genre: Science

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

Author: Burkard Polster
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802778994
Release Date: 2011-10-25
Genre: Mathematics

Six titles in the acclaimed Wooden Books series appear here in one volume - a compendium of modern scientific knowledge.

Grammar

Author: Rachel Grenon
Publisher: Walker
ISBN: 0802743587
Release Date: 2012-10-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

Harmonograph

Author: Anthony Ashton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802714091
Release Date: 2003-04-01
Genre: Mathematics

Ashton presents a short, illustrated introduction to the evolution of simple harmonic theory. Illustrations.

Shakespeare s Use of the Arts of Language

Author: Sister Miriam Joseph
Publisher: Paul Dry Books
ISBN: 9781589880481
Release Date: 2008-09-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.

Designa

Author: Adam Tetlow
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 1620406594
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Genre: Design

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

Author: Harvey Bluedorn
Publisher:
ISBN: 0974361631
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Classical education

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.

Rhetoric

Author: Andrew Aberdein
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 1632864436
Release Date: 2016-02-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

The Trivium

Author: Jane Smith
Publisher: Walker & Company
ISBN: 0802717756
Release Date: 2009-10-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

Li

Author: David Wade
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802714107
Release Date: 2003-04-01
Genre: Science

A short, illustrated introduction to Li, the sister science to Feng Shui, the study of naturally occurring shapes and patterns. Illustrations.

The Classical Trivium

Author: Marshall McLuhan
Publisher: Gingko PressInc
ISBN: 1584232358
Release Date: 2009-08-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.