In these last two divisions we have the root of the medival trivium and quadrivium.
Music, the fourth branch of the quadrivium, was zealously cultivated.
But let us rather seek it in the curriculum of the Trivium and quadrivium.
He was versed not less in the arts of the Trivium than in the sciences of the quadrivium.
The first figure in the representation of the quadrivium is Music, with Tubal Cain beneath.
In the curriculum of the mediaeval university, astronomy made up with music, arithmetic and geometry the quadrivium.
Such men as Anselm were educated on the Trivium and quadrivium.
The Trivium and the quadrivium constituted the whole cycle of human knowledge.
Astronomy, the third branch of the quadrivium, had for its practical object the computation of the Churchs calendar.
The mathematical branches of the quadrivium also were required: arithmetic, music, geometry, and astronomy.
"arithmetic, music, geometry, astronomy," 1804 (see liberal arts), from Latin quadrivium, which meant "place where four roads meet, crossroads," from quadri- "four" (see quadri-) + via "way, road, channel, course" (see via). The adjective quadrivial is attested from late 15c. in English with the sense "having four roads."