The Seven Liberal Arts


In his essay “The Seven Liberal Arts,” Andrew Fleming West, former professor at Princeton College, traces the origin of the seven liberal arts, paying special attention to the thinkers who shaped their development: Augustine, Martianus Capella, Boethius, and more. This essay will give you a fundamental understanding of the seven liberal arts that have formed the foundation for classical education, both then and now.

Originally published in 1912, this essay is now available as an exclusive offering from Classical Academic Press in two formats: a PDF and an audio MP3 recorded by Dr. Christopher Perrin.