Monday, March 12, 2007

Martyrdom of Hypatia of Alexandria

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
Hypatia (b. c. 370 CE), daughter of Theon of Alexandria, was known as the Divine Pagan. Dean of the Neoplatonic School at Alexandria, in Hellenistic Egypt, she was a great neo-Platonic philosopher and mathematician and was assassinated by Christian extremists in the Spring of 415.

Theories of her murder range from a local, spontaneous Christian uprising tolerated by the Christian patriarch Cyril over a conflict between Cyril and the more tolerant prefect Orestes to a conspiracy supported by Emperor Theodosius himself ...

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