Seven Liberal Arts

Seven Liberal Arts - these were assigned to the days of the...

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Seven Liberal Arts Slide 8-71: Seven Liberal Arts on a cathedral Throughout the Middle Ages, the seven arts represented the sum of human learning. The Medieval course of study consisted of: The trivium , grammar, rhetoric, logic, for a Bachelor of Arts degree, and The quadrivium, arithmetic, music, geometry, and astronomy, for a Master of Arts degree. The quadrivium has its roots with the Pythagoreans, who gave us the very word Mathematics, and its branches. The Seven Metals Medieval alchemy identified seven metals. With their fondness for correspondences,
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Unformatted text preview: these were assigned to the days of the week and the planets. Day Symbol Planet Metal Sunday Sun Gold Monday Moon Silver Tuesday Mars Iron Wednesday Mercury Mercury Thursday Jupiter Tin Friday Venus Copper Saturday Saturn Lead Eight and Baptism Slide 8-80: Baptismal font in Pisa Eight and the octagon represent resurrection and rebirth, because Christ rose from grave 8 days after entry into Jerusalem. Thus they became symbols of baptism, the spiritual rebirth of a person, and many baptistries and baptismal fonts are octagonal....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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