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  • In the Middle Ages, with the establishment of the seven liberal arts and the trivium, the term litterae was used rarely.

    LITERATURE AND ITS COGNATES

  • The term litterae humaniores survives in Oxford as one of the honors schools.

    LITERATURE AND ITS COGNATES

  • With the Renaissance a consciousness of a new secular literature opposed to scripture and theological writing or to the writing of schoolmen and pedants emerges and with it the terms litterae humanae, lettres humains, and bonnes lettres.

    LITERATURE AND ITS COGNATES

  • “Humanae litterae, verbum divinum, docta ignorantia negli ultimi scritti di Enrico Cornelio Agrippa.”

    Loss of Faith

  • Senator Obama's key demographic, last time I checked, is not known for a love of litterae humaniores.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Starting as conventual habits, especially of the Benedictines, at Oxford and Cambridge in the late Middle Ages, they have been adapted and varied a thousand-fold in the service of the respublica litterae.

    Ceremonial and Insignia—Some Considerations

  • Grammata and litterae mean, at the utmost, literary education, learning.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Literature was a new or alternate term for what in antiquity was usually called litterae.

    LITERATURE AND ITS COGNATES

  • Graecae litterae, historia litteris nostris, and studium litterarum.

    LITERATURE AND ITS COGNATES

  • _Acta et litterae ad historiam Reformationis in Suecia_, ed.E. M. Fant.

    The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa

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