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Women in Antiquity

Hypatia

The Life and Legend of an Ancient Philosopher

Edward J. Watts

Hypatia

Women in Antiquity

Hypatia

The Life and Legend of an Ancient Philosopher

Women in Antiquity: Hypatia

 

Hypatia: The Life and Legend of an Ancient Philosopher brings to life Hypatia's intellectual and political triumphs, uncovers the unique challenges she faced as a female teacher in a man's world, details the tragic story of her murder, and shows why her story has fascinated people for 1600 years.


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Beschrijving Women in Antiquity: Hypatia

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.


ISBN
9780190073701
Pagina's
224
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Women in Antiquity
NUR
683
Druk
1
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Paperback / softback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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