Hypatia of Alexandria

  title={Hypatia of Alexandria},
  author={M. E. Waithe},
Fourth century Alexandria was the western world’s center of scientific, philosophic, and other intellectual achievement. Christianity was gaining as much political and intellectual power as the old pagan religions were losing, and Alexandria was the site of tremendous social, political, religious, and academic turmoil. Nevertheless, the Alexandria of Hypatia’s era held its place as the leading center for advanced scholarship. Its Museum was the center of mathematics and science where Ptolemy’s… Expand
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