Hypatia: Her Life and Times

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Who was Hypatia, Lady Philosopher of Alexandria? A brilliant young mathematician and scientist, murdered by a religious mob? An aging academic assassinated by a rival political party? A sorceress who kept the governor and people of Alexandria in thrall through satanic wiles? Did she discover that the earth circled the sun a thousand years before Copernicus or was she merely a gifted geometry teacher?

Hypatia is the subject of much myth-making through the centuries. She's ...

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Who was Hypatia, Lady Philosopher of Alexandria? A brilliant young mathematician and scientist, murdered by a religious mob? An aging academic assassinated by a rival political party? A sorceress who kept the governor and people of Alexandria in thrall through satanic wiles? Did she discover that the earth circled the sun a thousand years before Copernicus or was she merely a gifted geometry teacher?

Hypatia is the subject of much myth-making through the centuries. She's featured in poetry, plays, novels and movies. This collection of essays pulls back the curtain and lets the reader see the real woman behind the stories. You'll find Hypatia needs no embellishment to be a heroine.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781479157358
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 3/17/2013
  • Pages: 116
  • Sales rank: 809,715
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.28 (d)

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    Posted December 10, 2012

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    Posted July 9, 2012

    Torn

    Interesting topic but surprisingly unprofessional in the style it is written in.

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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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