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"PLATON" LODGE No 63

Welcome to the “Platon” Lodge No 63 official website, situated in Kavala (Greece). The Lodge is under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Greece.

Η Σχολή των ΑθηνώνIn the Vatican Museums, visitors can admire the famous painting of Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, b1483 – d1520) named “The school of Athens”. The two main subjects of the fresco are positioned in the centre of the composition. Plato on the left (holding his work "Timaeus") and Aristotle, his student, on the right (holding his work " Nicomachean Ethics"). Their gestures illustrate the philosophy that each represents: the idealist Plato points to heaven, while the empiricist Aristotle points to earth. The “protagonists” are surrounded by many important figures like the philosopher Heraclitus (lower left corner), Socrates, Pythagoras, Xenon, Diogenes, Euclid, Zoroaster, Ptolemy and even Raphael himself.