New Humanists
New Humanists
Jan 15, 2023
Milton Against the Trivium | Episode XXXIX
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John Milton's clarion call to educators to "repair the ruins of our first parents" has inspired countless teachers and parents in the classical education movement and beyond. But is Milton really the classical education ally he appears to be? In "On Education" he pays lip service to grammar, logic, and rhetoric - the three components of the Trivium - but he also disparages scholasticism, ignores metaphysics, and deplores medieval education. Join Jonathan and Ryan as they discuss Milton's education manifesto.

Richard M. Gamble’s The Great Tradition:

John Milton's Of Education:

Johann Heinrich Alsted's Loci Communes:

Jan Comenius' Orbis Pictus:

Hans H. Ørberg's Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata:

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