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Revealing Antiquity #8: Hypatia of Alexandria

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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 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.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 1995

About the Author

Maria Dzielska is Professor of Ancient Roman History at Jagiellonian University, Krakow.

Table of Contents

I The Literary Legend of Hypatia

II Hypatia and Her Circle

III The Life and Death of Hypatia

Conclusion

Abbreviations

Sources

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674437760
Translator:
Lyra, F.
Author:
Lyra, F.
Translated:
Lyra, Dzielska, Maria, F.
Author:
Dzielska, Maria
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Women philosophers
Subject:
Alexandrian school
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Revealing antiquity ;
Series Volume:
no. H-4658
Publication Date:
October 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in 7 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 1995
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