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Dorothy Sayers Was Wrong: The Trivium and Child Development

Myth: The trivium (grammar, logic, and rhetoric) corresponds to stages in child development. The origin of this fantastic claim, a nearly ubiquitous presupposition of classical education literature and the central organizing tenet of many a school’s curriculum, can be traced back to Dorothy Sayers’ essay, “The Lost Tools of Learning.” So foundational (dare I say …

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