Hypatia of Alexandria

Maria Dzielska F. Lyra August 04, 2018

Hypatia brilliant mathematician, eloquent Neoplatonist, and a woman renowned for her beauty was brutally murdered by a mob of Christians in Alexandria in 415 She has been a legend ever since In this engrossing book, Maria Dzielska searches behind the legend to bring us the real story of Hypatia s life and death, and new insight into her colorful world.Historians and poHypatia brilliant mathematician, eloquent Neoplatonist, and a woman renowned for her beauty was brutally murdered by a mob of Christians in Alexandria in 415 She has been a legend ever since In this engrossing book, Maria Dzielska searches behind the legend to bring us the real story of Hypatia s life and death, and new insight into her colorful world.Historians and poets, Victorian novelists and contemporary feminists have seen Hypatia as a symbol of the waning of classical culture and freedom of inquiry, of the rise of fanatical Christianity, or of sexual freedom Dzielska shows us why versions of Hypatia s legend have served her champions purposes, and how they have distorted the true story She takes us back to the Alexandria of Hypatia s day, with its Library and Museion, pagan cults and the pontificate of Saint Cyril, thriving Jewish community and vibrant Greek culture, and circles of philosophers, mathematicians, astronomers, and militant Christians Drawing on the letters of Hypatia s most prominent pupil, Synesius of Cyrene, Dzielska constructs a compelling picture of the young philosopher s disciples and her teaching Finally she plumbs her sources for the facts surrounding Hypatia s cruel death, clarifying what the murder tells us about the tensions of this tumultuous era.


  • Title: Hypatia of Alexandria
  • Author: Maria Dzielska F. Lyra
  • ISBN: 9780674437760
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hypatia Hypatia born c died AD was a Hellenistic Neoplatonist philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician, who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, then part of the Eastern Roman Empire.She was a prominent thinker of the Neoplatonic school in Alexandria, where she taught philosophy and astronomy She is the first female mathematician whose life is reasonably well recorded. Hypatia of Alexandria Revealing Antiquity Hypatia brilliant mathematician, eloquent Neoplatonist, and a woman renowned for her beauty was brutally murdered by a mob of Christians in Alexandria in . Hypatia Death, Facts, Biography Britannica Hypatia Hypatia, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who lived in a very turbulent era in Alexandria s history She is the earliest female mathematician of whose life and work reasonably detailed knowledge exists She became the victim of a particularly brutal murder at the hands of a gang of Christian zealots. Hypatia of Alexandria Mathematician and Martyr Michael A Hypatia of Alexandria Mathematician and Martyr Michael A B Deakin on FREE shipping on qualifying offers In the late fourth and early fifth centuries of our era, Hypatia of Alexandria was the world s greatest living mathematician and astronomer A strikingly beautiful woman and a Retrobituaries Hypatia, Scholar and Teacher of Ancient The late th and early th century philosopher and mathematician Hypatia was one of the most admired women in Alexandria, but she was also one of the most hated She was the first known woman to Hypatia of Alexandria MacTutor History of Mathematics Hypatia of Alexandria was the first woman to make a substantial contribution to the development of mathematics Plotinus taught that there is an ultimate reality which is beyond the reach of thought or language The object of life was to aim at this ultimate reality which could never be precisely Cyril of Alexandria Cyril of Alexandria Greek Coptic also c was the Patriarch of Alexandria from to He was enthroned when the city was at the height of its influence and power within the Roman Empire.Cyril wrote extensively and was a leading Death on the Nile The End of Hypatia Classic Hypatia According to the Suda lexicon, Hypatia wrote commentaries on the Arithmetica of Diophantus of Alexandria, on the Conics of Apollonius of Perga, and on the astronomical canon of Ptolemy. These works are lost , but their titles, combined with the letters of Synesius of Cyrene afterward Bishop of Ptolemais who consulted her about the construction of an astrolabe and a hydroscope Hypatia Hypatia auch Hypatia von Alexandria, griechisch Hypata um in Alexandria Mrz oder Mrz in Alexandria war eine griechische sptantike Mathematikerin, Astronomin und Philosophin.Von ihren Werken ist nichts erhalten geblieben, Einzelheiten ihrer Lehre sind nicht bekannt Sie unterrichtete ffentlich und vertrat einen vermutlich mit kynischem Gedankengut HAFree Hispanic American Freethinkers HAFree Website Founded in in the Washington, DC area to serve as a resource, support, and empowering platform to all Hispanic freethinkers in the country.

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