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  1. Hypatia of Alexandria: Mathematician and Martyr by MichaelA. B. Deakin, 2007-07-17
  2. Hypatia of Alexandria (Revealing Antiquity , No 8) by Maria Dzielska, 1996-10-01
  3. Flow Down Like Silver (Hypatia of Alexandria) by Ki Longfellow, 2009-09-09
  4. Holy Murder: The Death of Hypatia of Alexandria by Charlotte Kramer, 2006-07-21
  5. Romans From Africa: Augustine of Hippo, Septimius Severus, Athanasius of Alexandria, Hypatia, Tertullian, Cyril of Alexandria, Apuleius
  6. Hypatia, scientist of Alexandria. 8th march 415 A.D. by Adriano Petta, Antonino Colavito, 2004-04-01
  7. Roman Alexandria: Roman-Era Alexandrians, Hero of Alexandria, Hypatia, Menelaus of Alexandria, Hesychius of Alexandria, Pamphilus of Alexandria
  8. Hypatia of Alexandria: An entry from Gale's <i>Science and Its Times</i> by Edith Prentice Mendez, 2001
  9. Person (Alexandria): Euklid, Eratosthenes, Katharina von Alexandrien, Philon von Alexandria, Hypatia, Celsus, Athanasius der Gro├če (German Edition)
  10. Hypatia: An entry from Macmillan Reference USA's <i>Macmillan Reference USA Science Library: Mathematics</i> by Shirley B. Gray, 2002
  11. Persecution by Early Christians: Theodosius I, Hypatia, Arcadius, Cyril of Alexandria, Jovian, Persecution of Religion in Ancient Rome
  12. Hypatia of Alexandria by Maria Dzielska, 2002
  13. Hypatia of Alexandria **ISBN: 9780674437760** by Maria/ Lyra, F. (TRN) Dzielska, 1996-10-01
  14. HYPATIA(370/75415 CE): An entry from Gale's <i>Encyclopedia of Philosophy</i> by Mary Waithe, 2006

1. Hypatia Of Alexandria
Daughter of the mathematician, Theon once served as the head of the Platonist school at Alexandria. Read her biography. hypatia of alexandria. Born about 370 in Alexandria, Egypt
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Hypatia of Alexandria
Mathematician, Astronomer, and Philosopher (d. 415 C.E.)
Hypatia was a mathematician, astronomer, and Platonic philosopher. According to the Byzantine encyclopedia The Suda , her father Theon was the last head of the Museum at Alexandria.
Hypatia's prominence was accentuated by the fact that she was both female and pagan in an increasingly Christian environment. Shortly before her death, Cyril was made the Christian bishop of Alexandria, and a conflict arose between Cyril and the prefect Orestes. Orestes was disliked by some Christians and was a friend of Hypatia, and rumors started that Hypatia was to blame for the conflict. In the spring of 415 C.E., the situation reached a tragic conclusion when a band of Christian monks seized Hypatia on the street, beat her, and dragged her body to a church where they mutilated her flesh with sharp tiles and burned her remains.
Her works include:
  • A Commentary on the Arithmetica of Diophantus
  • A Commentary on the Conics of Apollonious
  • She edited the third book of her father's Commentary on the Almagest of Ptolemy
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2. Hypatia
Written by Ginny Adair, Class of 1998 (Agnes Scott College) The life of Hypatia was one enriched with a passion for knowledge. Hypatia was the daughter of Theon, who was considered one of the most educated men in Alexandria, Egypt. scholar and a professor of mathematics at the University of Alexandria. Theon and Hypatia formed a strong bond as he
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Peter Alfeld, Department of Mathematics, College of Science University of Utah
Hypatia of Alexandria
Hypatia lived approximately 370-415 AD. Michael Deakin calls her the "pre-eminent mathematician of her time", and "the first noted woman mathematician". She was also a brilliant lecturer. Her philosophy was neoplatonist, with religious undertones. This ultimately led to her death at the hands of a christian mob. Unfortunately we know only very little about Hypatia, and much that has been written is fanciful. My standard reference is by Michael A.B. Deakin (Monash University), Hypatia and Her Mathematics , The American Mathematical Monthly, Mathematical Association of America, v. 101, no. 3, March 1994, pp. 234-243. Recently a new book-length biography (the first in the English Language for more than 200 years) of Hypatia appeared: Maria Dzielska, Hypatia of Alexandria

3. The Primary Sources For The Life And Work Of Hypatia Of Alexandria
The Primary Sources for the Life and Work of hypatia of alexandria by Michael A. B. Deakin History of Mathematics Paper 63 Clayton 3168, Australia
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The Primary Sources for the Life and Work of Hypatia of Alexandria by Michael A. B. Deakin
History of Mathematics Paper 63
August 1995
Mathematics Department
Monash University
Clayton 3168, Australia The author may be reached at michael.deakin@sci.monash.edu.au
Introduction
Historians need to say of the past events they recount not only what happened but also how we know it . This latter question is usually answered by references to sources , that is to say earlier accounts of the matter in hand. We distinguish between two types of source: primary and secondary. The former are those that cannot be traced back any further, the latter those that in their turn do depend on earlier accounts. Primary sources are not necessarily correct in all their detail (indeed those for Hypatia contradict one another in places), but secondary sources should not, without good reason, go beyond what the primary sources assert. Primary sources can however require interpretation and assessment; this is the role of a good secondary source. Indeed secondary sources are vital unless one has the necessary linguistic, historical and cultural background oneself to assess the primary sources. Finally it should be said that works of fiction (whether the fiction is intentional or not!) are not historical sources at all. Regrettably much of what is readily available on Hypatia derives from fictional, rather than historical, sources.

4. ABC Radio National - Ockham's Razor Transcript - 3 Aug 97
birth and death dates, provides annotated links. hypatia of alexandria Resource page maintained by Howard A. Landman.
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Hypatia of Alexandria
Robyn Williams: Today's talk gives an unanswerable reason why girls shouldn't do mathematics. At least not in the 5th Century AD. It's an extraordinary story and here to tell it is Maths Lecturer from Monash, Dr Michael Deakin. Dr Deakin: Imagine a time when the world's greatest living mathematician was a woman, indeed a physically beautiful woman, and a woman who was simultaneously the world's leading astronomer. And imagine that she conducted her life and her professional work in a city as turbulent and troubled as Ayodhya or Amritsar, Belfast or Beirut is today. And imagine such a female mathematician achieving fame not only in her specialist field, but also as a philosopher and religious thinker, who attracted a large popular following. And imagine her as a virgin martyr killed, not for her Christianity, but by Christians because she was not one of them. And imagine that the guilt of her death was widely whispered to lie at the door of one of Christianity's most honoured and significant saints. Would we not expect to have heard of all this? Would it not be shouted from the rooftops? Would it not be possible to walk into any bookstore and buy a biography of this woman? Would not her life be common knowledge?

5. Hypatia Of Alexandria - Philosopher Hypatia
Review of Maria Dzielska's biography of the female philosopher Hypatia.
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Review - Hypatia of Alexandria, by Maria Dzielska
Maria Dzielska's research on Hypatia of Alexandria dispels romantic illusions about the philosopher. Related Resources Hypatia of Alexandria
Aspasia of Miletus

Aspasia was another female philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria by Maria Dzielska Translated by F. Lyra Harvard University Press 1995; 157 pages. "Well, she [Hypatia] was speaking in the square to many people, speaking about the present God and they were listening to her in silence

6. HYPATIA
The book is hypatia of alexandria by Maria Dzielska, 1995 (Cambridge Harvard UniversityPress). The review can be found in Free Inquiry, 1996, Vol 16, No.
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HYPATIA
Natural Philosopher (355? - 415 CE) She is one of the more romantic figures in science. She was the daughter of Theon, a mathematician who taught at the great school at the Alexandrine Library. She traveled widely and corresponded with people all over the Mediterranean. We know of her only through her letters. She taught at the school in Alexandria, Egypt. Letters written and addressed simply to the philosopher were delivered to her. She taught mathematics and natural philosophy. She is credited with the authorship of three major treatises on geometry and algebra and one on astronomy. She invented several tools: an instrument for distilling water, an instrument to measure the specific gravity of water, an astrolabe and a planisphere. She died violently. She was dragged to her death by a mob who pulled her from her classroom into the streets where they peeled her to death with oyster shells. She wrote that All formal dogmatic religions are fallacious and must never be accepted by self-respecting persons as final. Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all.

7. Hypatia Of Alexandria
Oneparagraph biography, list of known works, recommended reading.Category Society Philosophy hypatia of alexandria Biographies......hypatia of alexandria. Mathematician, Astronomer, and Philosopher (d. 415 CE). Hypatiaof Alexandria by Maria Dzielska. Harvard Harvard University Press, 1995.
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Hypatia of Alexandria
Mathematician, Astronomer, and Philosopher (d. 415 C.E.)
Hypatia was a mathematician, astronomer, and Platonic philosopher. According to the Byzantine encyclopedia The Suda , her father Theon was the last head of the Museum at Alexandria.
Hypatia's prominence was accentuated by the fact that she was both female and pagan in an increasingly Christian environment. Shortly before her death, Cyril was made the Christian bishop of Alexandria, and a conflict arose between Cyril and the prefect Orestes. Orestes was disliked by some Christians and was a friend of Hypatia, and rumors started that Hypatia was to blame for the conflict. In the spring of 415 C.E., the situation reached a tragic conclusion when a band of Christian monks seized Hypatia on the street, beat her, and dragged her body to a church where they mutilated her flesh with sharp tiles and burned her remains.
Her works include:
  • A Commentary on the Arithmetica of Diophantus
  • A Commentary on the Conics of Apollonious
  • She edited the third book of her father's Commentary on the Almagest of Ptolemy
Local Resources

8. Hypatia Of Alexandria
Resource page maintained by Howard A. Landman. Hosts a number of biographical works on Hypatia, as well as extensive annotated links.
http://www.polyamory.org/~howard/Hypatia/
We don't often announce current events on this page, but here's one! "Hypathia", a two act play by Bill Shankle, will be performed June 8, 8 PM at Walsh University, 2020 Easton Street, North Canton, OH (2 miles east of the square). If you go, email me a review and/or send me a program.
Hypatia of Alexandria
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for May 6, 1998 Assembed and maintained by Howard A. Landman
Resources at this site

9. Damascius: The Life Of Hypatia From The Suda
Jeremiah Reedy's translation of this early biographical source, originally from Damascius' Life of Isidore.Category Society Philosophy hypatia of alexandria Biographies...... Regarding Hypatia the Philosopher and the Sedition of the Alexandrians. Hypatiawas born, reared, and educated in Alexandria. hypatia of alexandria.
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The Life of Hypatia
From Damascius's Life of Isidore , reproduced in The Suda
Translated by Jeremiah Reedy
Reprinted with permission from Alexandria 2 HYPATIA, daughter of Theon the geometer and philosopher of Alexandria, was herself a well-known philosopher. She was the wife of the philosopher Isidorus, and she flourished under the Emperor Arcadius. Author of a commentary on Diophantus, she also wrote a work called The Astronomical Canon and a commentary on The Conics of Apollonius. She was torn apart by the Alexandrians and her body was mocked and scattered through the whole city. This happened because of envy and her outstanding wisdom especially regarding astronomy. Some say Cyril was responsible for this outrage; others blame the Alexandrians' innate ferocity and violent tendencies for they dealt with many of their bishops in the same manner, for example George and Proterius.
Regarding Hypatia the Philosopher and the Sedition of the Alexandrians
Hypatia was born, reared, and educated in Alexandria. Since she had greater genius than her father, she was not satisfied with his instruction in mathematical subjects; she also devoted herself diligently to all of philosophy. The woman used to put on her philosopher's cloak and walk through the middle of town and publicly interpret Plato, Aristotle, or the works of any other philosopher to those who wished to hear her. In addition to her expertise in teaching she rose to the pinnacle of civic virtue. She was both just and chaste and remained always a virgin. She was so beautiful and shapely that one of her students fell in love with her and was unable to control himself and openly showed her a sign of his infatuation. Uninformed reports had Hypatia curing him of his affliction with the help of music. The truth is that the story about music is corrupt. Actually, she gathered rags that had been stained during her period and showed them to him as a sign of her unclean descent and said, "This is what you love, young man, and it isn't beautiful!" He was so affected by shame and amazement at the ugly sight that he experienced a change of heart and went away a better man.

10. Hypatia Of Alexandria
Books, articles, links, and a huge bibliography about hypatia of alexandria,the most famous female mathematician and scientist of antiquity.
http://poly.polyamory.org/~howard/Hypatia/
We don't often announce current events on this page, but here's one! "Hypathia", a two act play by Bill Shankle, will be performed June 8, 8 PM at Walsh University, 2020 Easton Street, North Canton, OH (2 miles east of the square). If you go, email me a review and/or send me a program.
Hypatia of Alexandria
Selected as the Librarians' Site du Jour
for May 6, 1998 Assembed and maintained by Howard A. Landman
Resources at this site

11. Hypatia
Discussion of what is known about Hypatia's life, with an emphasis on her role as a mathematician.Category Society Philosophy hypatia of alexandria Biographies......hypatia of alexandria. hypatia of alexandria was the first woman to makea substantial contribution to the development of mathematics.
http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Hypatia.html
Hypatia of Alexandria
Born: about 370 in Alexandria, Egypt
Died: March 415 in Alexandria, Egypt
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Hypatia of Alexandria was the first woman to make a substantial contribution to the development of mathematics. Hypatia was the daughter of the mathematician and philosopher Theon of Alexandria and it is fairly certain that she studied mathematics under the guidance and instruction of her father. It is rather remarkable that Hypatia became head of the Platonist school at Alexandria in about 400 AD. There she lectured on mathematics and philosophy, in particular teaching the philosophy of Neoplatonism . Hypatia based her teachings on those of Plotinus , the founder of Neoplatonism, and Iamblichus who was a developer of Neoplatonism around 300 AD. Plotinus taught that there is an ultimate reality which is beyond the reach of thought or language. The object of life was to aim at this ultimate reality which could never be precisely described. Plotinus stressed that people did not have the mental capacity to fully understand both the ultimate reality itself or the consequences of its existence. Iamblichus distinguished further levels of reality in a hierarchy of levels beneath the ultimate reality. There was a level of reality corresponding to every distinct thought of which the human mind was capable. Hypatia taught these philosophical ideas with a greater scientific emphasis than earlier followers of Neoplatonism. She is described by all commentators as a charismatic teacher.

12. Poster Of Hypatia
hypatia of alexandria. lived from 370 to 415. Hypatia was the first womanto make a substantial contribution to the development of mathematics.
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Hypatia of Alexandria lived from 370 to 415 Hypatia was the first woman to make a substantial contribution to the development of mathematics. Find out more at
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Mathematicians/Hypatia.html

13. Hypatia
Detailed biography along with related links.
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Hypatia of Alexandria
Born: about 370 in Alexandria, Egypt
Died: March 415 in Alexandria, Egypt
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Hypatia of Alexandria was the first woman to make a substantial contribution to the development of mathematics. Hypatia was the daughter of the mathematician and philosopher Theon of Alexandria and it is fairly certain that she studied mathematics under the guidance and instruction of her father. It is rather remarkable that Hypatia became head of the Platonist school at Alexandria in about 400 AD. There she lectured on mathematics and philosophy, in particular teaching the philosophy of Neoplatonism . Hypatia based her teachings on those of Plotinus , the founder of Neoplatonism, and Iamblichus who was a developer of Neoplatonism around 300 AD. Plotinus taught that there is an ultimate reality which is beyond the reach of thought or language. The object of life was to aim at this ultimate reality which could never be precisely described. Plotinus stressed that people did not have the mental capacity to fully understand both the ultimate reality itself or the consequences of its existence. Iamblichus distinguished further levels of reality in a hierarchy of levels beneath the ultimate reality. There was a level of reality corresponding to every distinct thought of which the human mind was capable. Hypatia taught these philosophical ideas with a greater scientific emphasis than earlier followers of Neoplatonism. She is described by all commentators as a charismatic teacher.

14. Ockhams Razor - 8/3/1997: Hypatia Of Alexandria
hypatia of alexandria Broadcast Sunday 3 August 1997 with. Summary Today'stalk gives an unanswerable reason why girls shouldn't do mathematics.
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Today's talk gives an unanswerable reason why girls shouldn't do mathematics. At least not in the 5th Century AD. It's an extraordinary story and here to tell it is Maths Lecturer from Monash, Dr Michael Deakin. Transcript:
Robyn Williams: Today's talk gives an unanswerable reason why girls shouldn't do mathematics. At least not in the 5th Century AD. It's an extraordinary story and here to tell it is Maths Lecturer from Monash, Dr Michael Deakin. Dr Deakin: Imagine a time when the world's greatest living mathematician was a woman, indeed a physically beautiful woman, and a woman who was simultaneously the world's leading astronomer. And imagine that she conducted her life and her professional work in a city as turbulent and troubled as Ayodhya or Amritsar, Belfast or Beirut is today. And imagine such a female mathematician achieving fame not only in her specialist field, but also as a philosopher and religious thinker, who attracted a large popular following. And imagine her as a virgin martyr killed, not for her Christianity, but by Christians because she was not one of them.

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hypatia of alexandria. Explanation Sixteen hundred years ago, Hypatia becameone of the world's leading scholars in mathematics and astronomy.
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16. Hypatia - Book List
Books on hypatia of alexandria. a bibliography by Howard A. Landman. IncludesKari Vogt, The Hierophant of Philosophy hypatia of alexandria .
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Books on Hypatia of Alexandria
a bibliography by
Howard A. Landman A library card catalog shows you which books a particular library has. This page is the opposite: an inverted card catalog that shows you which libraries have certain books! In this case, I've collected all the books and magazine articles which appeared in my searches of the world's libraries for information about Hypatia of Alexandria, the great mathematician, scientist, and teacher of antiquity. Also included are a number of items identified by Dr. M.A.B. Deakin. Most of the library references below were obtained through the net, using the University of Kansas' CWIS database, which pointed to almost every known electronic library card catalog in the world. The United States "Other Libraries" list alone was staggering enough! Unfortunately, this resource moved or disappeared, so I have had to remove my (broken) links to it. If you know where this is now, please let me know! If you're broadly interested in Women And Science, click here for a more general bibliography.

17. Hypatia Of Alexandria
hypatia of alexandria was a famous philosopher of Egypt who ran into troublewith the Christian Church. hypatia of alexandria (355 or 370 415/416 AD)
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Hypatia of Alexandria (355 or 370 - 415/416 A.D.) Dateline: 03/31/98 You almosr expect to hear: "she was a fine philosopher for a woman " when hearing about ancient female prodigies. After all, our predecessors' opportunities, especially if they were "respectable" women, were nearly non-existent.
This week's woman, however, defies all such qualifiers. HYPATIA was, simply, the last great Alexandrian mathematician and philosopher. By writing a commentary on The Conics of Apollonius of Perga which divided cones into sections by a plane , Hypatia made geometry intelligible to her students and ultimately transmissible. Since men thronged to hear her ideas on philosophy, she taught neoplatonic ideas to pagans and Christians alike, including Synesius of Cyrene, who helped create the doctrine of the Trinity.

18. Hypatia Of Alexandria - Wikipedia
hypatia of alexandria. hypatia of alexandria was a female neoPlatonic philosopherwho died at the hands of Christian monks in 415 AD at an unknown age.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hypatia of Alexandria was a female neo-Platonic philosopher who died at the hands of Christian monks in AD at an unknown age. She was the daughter of Theon, the last fellow of the Museum of Alexandria, which was adjacent to or included the main Library of Alexandria . Hypatia did not teach in the Museum, she received her pupils in her own private home. Theophilus , the patriarch of Alexandria, had destroyed all "pagan temples" in the city in 391 (as requested by a decree of the Emperor Theodosius ), which may have included the Museum and certainly included the Serapeum (a temple and "daughter library" to the Great Library). The Museum was the "Temple of the Muses", so it was a temple according to Theodosius' decree. Hypatia clearly lived during a power struggle between pagans and tolerant Christians on the one side, and dogmatic Christians who demanded the final destruction of paganism on the other. Hypatia herself was a pagan, but was respected by many Christians, and exalted by some (though by no means all) later Christian authors as a symbol of virtue, often portrayed as a life-long virgin. These later accounts should not be seen as strict historical records, though, as they often contradict each other.

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Talkhypatia of alexandria. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ithink its important to at least mention Sagan, since his muddled
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I think its important to at least mention Sagan, since his muddled view of Hypatia and the burning of the library of Alexandria has influenced a lot of people.
I'd say not. Sagan is not relevant to a Hypatia entry - the story of how he misunderstood her story belongs on his entry. Perhaps one could justify a paragraph about misreadings of Hypatia that used Sagan as an example, but he should not occupy more space than her. For instance, the current entry leaves her as a female neo-Platonist that needs expanding long before misinterpretations! MichaelTinkler Oh - and may I ask why you think he's still influential? I'd say that approximately none of my students would recognize his name. Popular science history fame is fleeting.

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