The Christian Tradition

The Christian Tradition - The Christian Tradition I. The...

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The Christian Tradition I. The Roman Period 1. What were the seven basic subjects of Roman education? The seven liberal arts were composed of grammar, rhetoric, logic, arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and harmonia (music). II. Martianus Capella 1. Who was he? Martianus Capella was a roman lawyer who practiced in Tunis (Carthage), located in North Africa. He wrote the book The Seven Liberal Arts . 2. What were his contributions to education? As the Roman Empire was falling apart, in an effort to conserve and protect education and knowledge, he wrote The Seven Liberal Arts . As the Dark Ages descended upon the era, this book was the only source of education for 700 years. III. The Dark Ages 1. Who was St. Augustine? Augustine of Hippo was a bishop. He was a philosopher and theologian . He argued that life on earth was meaningless since it was not eternal. All that mattered was heaven and the afterlife; religion was all that mattered. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2010 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Henryquan during the Fall '10 term at Southwestern College.

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