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Category: The Trivium is not trivia

The Man Called Marriage

As many of you know the trivium derives from the introductory curriculum in many medieval universities, where it involved the study of grammar, rhetoric, and logic. The word is Latin in derivation, perhaps obviously, and literally means the place where three (tri-) roads (via) meet. Our modern word trivia is loosely, and I think unfairly, […]

The Trivium

Still from Mimesis, a short film I made. Trivium: from Latin, meaning “the three ways,” or “the three roads.” In medieval universities, the trivium denoted the three subjects of primary study: grammar, logic, and rhetoric. Wind snapped a branch outside and he woke. Dark of night had swallowed the room. Only blurred and mobile shapes. […]