The Classical Quadrivium in Plato’s Republic

by Plato Note:  Plato’s teaching is presented in the form of a dialogue, known as the “dialectical method” of investgation.  Simply read through the discussion between Socrate (left) and Glaucon (right). Socrates Glaucon This is knowledge of the kind for which we are seeking, having a double use, military and philosophical; for the man of … Continue

Numbers and Sacred Scripture

by St. Augustine Ignorance of numbers prevents us from understanding things that are set down in Scripture in a figurative and mystical way. A candid mind, if I may so speak, cannot but be anxious, for example, to ascertain what is meant by the fact that Moses and Elijah, and our Lord Himself, all fasted … Continue