Medieval Glossary

Liberal Arts

The seven components forming the primary level of education at a university: During the medieval period these seven components were grammar, logic, rhetoric, arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music.

Related term(s): Quadrivium; Trivium
Category: Universities and Education
Added: 01.01.05
Last modified: 08.07.05
Source information: Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Medieval Europe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. 203.


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