The trivium is the study of grammar, rhetoric, and logic. Along with the quadrivium, these constituted the liberal arts which were studied in medieval schools and universities.
Related term(s): Quadrivium; Liberal Arts
Category: Universities and Education
Contributor(s): Natalie Kohout
Source information: Hollister, C. Warren and Judith M. Bennett. Medieval History: A Short History. 9th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2002.