## What does The School of Athens represent?

The School of Athens represents all the greatest mathematicians, philosophers and scientists from classical antiquity gathered together sharing their ideas and learning from each other. These figures all lived at different times, but here they are gathered together under one roof.

### Who are the characters in The School of Athens?

Gallery

- Leonardo da Vinci as Plato.
- Aristotle.
- Anaximander.
- Pythagoras and Archimedes.
- Archimedes displaying his Principle.
- Aeschines and Socrates.
- Michelangelo as Heraclitus.
- Diogenes.

**What are the elements and principles of The School of Athens?**

The painting exhibits the basic principles of design: rhythm, balance and proportion.

**What inspired the School of Athens?**

Raphael drew his inspiration for the impressive architecture in his School of Athens from the surrounding Roman ruins, such as the Baths of Caracalla, and the Basilica of Manutius and Constantine. Furthermore, he executed many preliminary sketches on a smaller scale to perfect the details of his fresco.

## Where is The School of Athens now?

Raphael Rooms

The School of Athens/Locations

### What is the subject matter of The School of Athens?

The painting features several figures from classical Greece, and is a statement about the coexistence of pagan Greek philosophy and modern Christian Italian culture, as the basis for European civilization. The School of Athens was painted from 1509 to 1511, during a period called the Italian Renaissance.

**Why did Pope Julius II commissioned The School of Athens?**

Commissioned by Pope Julius II to decorate the walls of his private library, Raphael’s fresco ‘School of Athens’ represents the gathering of the philosophers of the ancient world around the central figures of Plato and Aristotle.

**Why is Pythagoras in the School of Athens?**

Pythagoras (lower left) believed that the world (including the movement of the planets and stars) operated according to mathematical laws. These mathematical laws were related to ideas of musical and cosmic harmony, and thus (for the Christians who interpreted him in the Renaissance) to God.

## What is the medium of the School of Athens?

Painting

Fresco

The School of Athens/Forms

### Where is the emphasis in The School of Athens?

If in the Dispute, the central axis contains all the primary components of the meaning, in its counterpart on the opposite wall – The School of Athens – the emphasis is on a horizontal reading, and the main figures, located on the top of the short stairs, are strung out like an animated frieze.

**What is the medium of The School of Athens?**

**Who are the people in the School of Athens?**

Zoroaster, Ptolemy, Raphael as Apelles and Perugino or Timoteo Viti as Protogenes. The School of Athens is one of a group of four main frescoes on the walls of the Stanza (those on either side centrally interrupted by windows) that depict distinct branches of knowledge.

## What kind of math did Pythagoras study?

Pythagoras studied even numbers, odd numbers, triangle numbers, and perfect numbers to prove the Pythagorean theorem. Thus, it is very important to study the basics of math in order to prove mathematics. He tried to prove the equation of Gauss and failed.

### How much did Plato pay for Pythagoras book?

He studied from the books of Pythagoras. “Plato (427- 347) is said to have paid the equivalent of 100 pounds of silver for Pythagoras book as soon as it was available.”(Opsopaus) Plato rewrote Pythagorean theorem to make it easier to understand. After the dead of Plato many students at the school of Athens review the Theory of Pythagoras.

**What did Pythagoras do with the Society of Croton?**

Pythagoras founded the Pythagorean Society of Croton for mathematics and astronomy. The society allowed members from both genders males and females. Pythagoras then proves the Pythagorean theorem. However, he did not introduce the Pythagorean theorem.