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Hypatia (Edward J Watts) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2017) 9780190210038
Hypatia (Edward J Watts) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2017) 9780190210038
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Title: Hypatia

Author: Watts, Edward J

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2017

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780190210038

Volumes: 1; Pages: 224

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A philosopher, mathematician, and martyr, Hypatia is one of antiquity's best known female intellectuals. During the sixteen centuries following her murder, by a mob of Christians, Hypatia has been remembered in books, poems, plays, paintings, and films as a victim of religious intolerance whose death symbolized the end of the Classical world. But Hypatia was a person before she was a symbol. Her great skill in mathematics and philosophy redefined the intellectual life of her home city of Alexandria. Her talent as a teacher enabled her to assemble a circle of dedicated male students. Her devotion to public service made her a force for peace and good government in a city that struggled to maintain trust and cooperation between pagans and Christians.

Despite these successes, Hypatia fought countless small battles to live the public and intellectual life that she wanted. This book rediscovers the life Hypatia led, the unique challenges she faced as a woman who succeeded spectacularly in a man's world, and the tragic story of the events that led to her tragic murder.

Table of Contents

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Introduction: A Lenten Murder

Chapter 1: Alexandria

Chapter 2: Childhood and Education

Chapter 3: The School of Hypatia

Chapter 4: Middle Age

Chapter 5: A Philosophical Mother and her Children

Chapter 6: The Public Intellectual

Chapter 7: Hypatia's Sisters

Chapter 8: Murder in the Street

Chapter 9: The Memory of Hypatia

Chapter 10: A Modern Symbol

Reconsidering A Legend


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