Raphael, School of Athens

Whose side are you on? Two great philosophers of antiquity, Plato and Aristotle, face off in this meeting of minds.

Raphael, School of Athens, fresco, 1509–11 (Stanza della Segnatura, Papal Palace, Vatican). Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

Additional resources

This work at the Museum Vaticani

BBC’s In Our Time podcast talks about School of Athens

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Cite this page as: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, "Raphael, School of Athens," in Smarthistory, December 15, 2015, accessed December 2, 2023, https://smarthistory.org/raphael-school-of-athens/.