(Lat. crossroads; place where 4 roads meet). In the Middle Ages, the group of studies consisting of arithmetic, music, geometry, astronomy. Quadrivium was the higher group of the 7 liberal arts, trivium* the lower. The concept of the quadrivium is ascribed by some to A. M. T. S. Boethius.* See also Cassiodorus, Flavius Magnus Aurelius; Martianus Capella.
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