Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 6th sacred

Martinus Capella, ?
- wrote the book on the “seven liberal arts” (learning) that was most popular during the dark ages

Donatus and Priscian, ?
- wrote Latin grammars which kept the knowledge of Latin alive (which enabled people to hang on to a relatively unchanging international language of scholarship and knowledge)

Orosius, ?
- a student of Augustine and a very bad historian, he wrote a famous book “summarizing” ancient history and showing how bad paganism was

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