Friday, 26 March 2010

Hypatia of Alexandria

Hypatia, Ancient Alexandria's Great Female Scholar
An avowed pagan in a time of religious strife, Hypatia was also one of the first women to study math, astronomy and philosophy

By Sarah Zielinski
Smithsonian

This is an excellent article about Hypatia, the Neoplatonist mathematician, astronomer and philosopher. As most people know, she was murdered by a Christian mob. There is also a Spanish film about her, Agora (2009).

Hypatia is also the Guardian Ancestor of Cherry Hill Seminary, which provides higher education and practical training in Pagan ministry.

2 comments:

Titus said...

Thanks for the link!

jezreell1 said...

In Our Time...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00j0q53

The Library of Alexandria.