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Raphael - The School of Athens (1509/1510) This picture symbolizes the Renaissance because it shows so many famous people from the Renaissance Era in just one picture. Such as Da Vinci and Michelangelo and even Rapheal himself.

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/// ATHENS /// is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years. Classical Athens, as a landlocked location was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum

Raphael, School of Athens - this is in the Papal Apts, Vatican, we viewed this painting in private tour of Vatican, Rome, Italy. Raphael could not stand Micheangelo, who he considered a sculptor who painted, but not a painter - so he put in this painting, the man in the front, that everyone has their noses turned up at, b/c he did not bathe regularly, so much in this painting and how Christianity was viewed by Greek philosophers.

CLASSICAL: Poseidon or Zeus, circa 460BC. This masterpiece of classical sculpture was found by fishermen in their nets off the coast of Cape Artemision in 1928.