Abalone Academy

January 22, 2017



“Wer von Geometrie nichts versteht, hat hier keinen Zutritt.”


“Let none but geometers enter here.”

(Motto over the entrance to Plato’s Academy)

Plato, Greek philosopher (428/427 BCE – 348/347 BCE)



1 marble (black): a point
2 marbles (black): a line
3 marbles (white): an equilateral triangle
4 marbles (white): a rhombus
5 marble (black): a trapezoid
6 marble (black): a rhomboid
7 marbles (white): a regular hexagon


All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.