Raphael - holds his Timaeus, a book we'll talk about soon....

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Raphael's School of Athens Slide 3-1: Raphael's School of Athens 1510-11. Janson, H. W. History of Art. Fifth Edition. NY: Abrams, 1995. p.497 Pythagoras is shown in this famous painting, done by Raphael in 1510-11, which also shows most of the Greek philosophers. Socrates sprawls on the steps at their feet, the hemlock cup nearby. His student Plato the idealist is on the left, pointing upwards to divine inspiration. He
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Unformatted text preview: holds his Timaeus, a book we'll talk about soon. Plato's student Aristotle , the man of good sense, stands next to him. He is holding his Ethics in one hand and holding out the other in a gesture of moderation, the golden mean . Euclid is shown with compass, lower right. He is the Greek mathematician whose Elements we'll mention often....
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