Aside: Capella’s Seven Liberal Arts

From a notebook I kept in 1991, I find *Capella’s Sevel Liberal Arts* inscribed on the first page:

The Facts You Need to Know

  • Music Theory: for singing hymns
  • Geometry: for measuring things
  • Arithmetic: for adding things
  • Astronomy: for knowing what day it is

How to Use the Things You Know

  • Grammar: for getting it right
  • Rhetoric: for putting it in letters
  • Logic: to explain things clearly