Flow Down Like Silver: Hypatia of Alexandia

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Ki Longfellow, author of the acclaimed The Secret Magdalene, has now written the astonishing life of Hypatia, famed throughout the Mediterranean world, a beauty and a genius, yet for 17 centuries ignored by history.
As the Roman Empire fights for its life and emerging Christianity fights for our souls, Hypatia is the last great voice of reason. A woman of sublime intelligence, Hypatia ranks above not only all women, but all men.
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Overview

Ki Longfellow, author of the acclaimed The Secret Magdalene, has now written the astonishing life of Hypatia, famed throughout the Mediterranean world, a beauty and a genius, yet for 17 centuries ignored by history.
As the Roman Empire fights for its life and emerging Christianity fights for our souls, Hypatia is the last great voice of reason. A woman of sublime intelligence, Hypatia ranks above not only all women, but all men.
Hypatia dazzled the world with her brilliance, was courted by men of every persuasion and was considered the leading philosopher and mathematician of her age...yet her mathematics, her inventions, the very story of her life in all its epic and dramatic intensity, has gone untold.
A heart-breaking love story, an heroic struggle against intolerance, a tragedy and a triumph, Hypatia walks through these pages fully realized while all around her Egypt's Alexandria, the New York City of its day, strives to remain a beacon of light in a darkening world.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780975925591
  • Publisher: Eio Books
  • Publication date: 8/20/2009
  • Pages: 310
  • Sales rank: 271,174
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Posted October 21, 2009

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    HYPATIA OF ALEXANDRIA, here, at last!

    I've always been fascinated by Hypatia of Alexandria although I knew very little about her and what I knew made me angry. I also loved Longfellow's other historical novel about Mary Magdalene so this was a must-read for me as soon as I heard about it. And what a read! Alexandria Egypt in the last of the fourth century and the first few years of the fifth, the Roman Empire splitting in two, barbarians beating down all doors, Christianity slowly gathering power and not always for love of God, and in the middle of it all one woman, a genius and a celebrity, standing and speaking for all that had gone before, for reason and for free-thinking and for freedom of the mind and body from another set of MAN-made MAN-serving rules. So exciting and so full of sorrow, yet somehow uplifting, even at the end.

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  • Posted October 21, 2009

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    HYPATIA OF ALEXANDRIA!

    Hypatia of Alexandria Egypt lived sixteen centuries ago. This was a woman who should be better known and much better respected than Cleopatra and certainly Nefertiti. She was a genius and a beauty and the last great teacher of what we call Paganism in all that was left of the Great Library of Alexandria. I grabbed this book as soon as I knew the subject, but I would have read it eaqerly anyway since I was changed by Longfellow's The Secret Magdalene, a Novel...more than a read, an experience. And here she's done it again. I don't know if Longfellow is a great writer (though her writing is beautiful) but I do know she writes of the most important things an artist can tackle. Our deep longing for the personal Divine.

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