In this engrossing book, Maria Dzielska searches behind the legend to bring us the She takes us back to the Alexandria of Hypatia’s day, with its Library and. 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. John Toland. Hypatia or the History of a most beautiful, most virtuous, most learned and in every way accomplished lady, who was torn to pieces by the clergy of.
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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Hypatia—brilliant alexanrdia, eloquent Neoplatonist, and a woman renowned for her beauty—was brutally murdered by a mob of Christians in Alexandria in She has been a legend ever since.
Hypatia of Alexandria by Maria Dzielska
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.
Hypatia of Alexandria
The vicious act shocked the city and shamed the early Church. Socrates Scholasticus tells the story in Maria Dzielska is an internationally recognized authority on the cultural life of the Roman Empire.
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Contents The Literary Legend ofHypatia l. Hypatia and Her Circle.
The Life dzielskka Death ofHypatia. Hypatia of Alexandria Maria Dzielska Snippet view – Hypatia scholars Serapeum Simplicius Socrates Socrates Scholasticus sophrosyne sources spiritual student of Hypatia’s studies with Hypatia Suda Synesius Synesius asks Synesius of Cyrene teacher teaching temple Theodosius Theon Theophilus theurgy virtues wisdom woman philosopher women writings young Zintzen.
References to this book Empire in Decline: Alfred Gierer Snippet view – The Literary Legend ofHypatia l.