Episode 176 – Rome – Raphael’s School of Athens Part III
February 6, 2024

This is the final episode of a three-part series dedicated to Raphael’s great fresco in the Vatican Museums. It addresses the extraordinary Classically-inspired architectural setting of the painting, as well as identifying the celebrated philosophical and scientific personages depicted. Lastly, this episode dismisses the conspiracy theory that the fresco is reflective of a failed plot on the part of Bramante and Raphael to humiliate Michelangelo.

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