from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An ancient Roman festival celebrated annually on March 17th, in honor of Liber and Libera.
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The Christians retained the expression, mathemata eleuthera, studia liberalia, as well as the gradation of these studies, but now Christian truth was the crown of the system in the form of religious instruction for the people, and of theology for the learned.
He represents him as from his youth up a genuine enthusiast for literature: Eloquentiam studiaque liberalia (i.e. grammatice and rhetoric) ab aetate prima et cupide et laboriosissime exercuit.
Quæ autem naturalia et liberalia et communia omnium, auxit et dilatavit, sine invidia largiter donans hominibus per adoptionem, patrem scire deum ... auxit autem etiam timorem: filios enim plus timere oportet quam servos ".