Hypatia: Her Life and Times [NOOK Book]

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Hypatia of Alexandria. Who was she? A brilliant young mathematician and scientist, murdered by a religious mob? An aging academic taken out by a rival political force? A sorceress who kept the Prefect and people of Alexandria in thrall through satanic wiles? Did she discover that the earth circled the sun 1000 years before Copernicus or was she merely a gifted geometry teacher? Discover the answers to these questions and more through this collection of articles on the life and ...

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Hypatia of Alexandria. Who was she? A brilliant young mathematician and scientist, murdered by a religious mob? An aging academic taken out by a rival political force? A sorceress who kept the Prefect and people of Alexandria in thrall through satanic wiles? Did she discover that the earth circled the sun 1000 years before Copernicus or was she merely a gifted geometry teacher? Discover the answers to these questions and more through this collection of articles on the life and times of Hypatia, Lady Philosopher of Alexandria.

Hypatia has been the subject of much mythmaking through the centuries. She’s featured in poetry, plays, novels and movies. Many people “quote” her, including: “Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies.” The author has studied Hypatia and her times since 1980. No writing by this famous philosopher has survived. This oft-quoted statement and many others are fabrications—fables—created by modern authors. Ironically, many who champion truth perpetuate a mythical version of Hypatia’s life and words. This collection of essays pulls back the curtain and lets the reader see the real Hypatia, a remarkable woman in her own right. The author is sure you’ll find Hypatia needs no embellishment to be a heroine.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033132652
  • Publisher: Faith L. Justice
  • Publication date: 3/19/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 459,039
  • File size: 146 KB

Meet the Author

Faith L. Justice is a science geek and history junkie who has worked as a lifeguard, paralegal, computer systems analyst, human resources executive, and college professor. She writes in her historic land marked home “The Suffragette House” in Brooklyn, New York where she lives with her husband, daughter and the required gaggle of cats. For fun, she likes to dig in the dirt – her garden and various archaeological sites.Ms. Justice's award-winning short stories and poems have appeared in such publications as Circles in the Hair, Alternate Realities, Pirate Writings Magazine and Beyond Science Fiction and Fantasy. She’s published over fifty articles in such venues as Salon.com, Writer's Digest, The Copperfield Review and A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism. Ms. Justice is a frequent contributor to Strange Horizons, Associate Editor for Space and Time Magazine, and a co-founder of a writer’s workshop which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2010.
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    Posted January 5, 2015

    Too many assumptions

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    A surprisingly in depth look into the life of Hypatia, well writ

    A surprisingly in depth look into the life of Hypatia, well written and interesting. I recommend it if you have any interest in the woman or her times.

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