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Hypatia : the life and legend of an ancient philosopher, Edward J. Watts

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Hypatia : the life and legend of an ancient philosopher
Title
Hypatia
Title remainder
the life and legend of an ancient philosopher
Statement of responsibility
Edward J. Watts
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A philosopher, mathematician, and martyr, Hypatia is one of antiquity's best-known female intellectuals. For the sixteen centuries following her murder by a mob of Christians Hypatia has been remembered in books, poems, plays, paintings, and films as a victim of religious intolerance whose death symbolized the end of the Classical world. But Hypatia was a person before she was a symbol. Her great skill in mathematics and philosophy redefined the intellectual life of her home city of Alexandria. Her talent as a teacher enabled her to assemble a circle of dedicated male students. Her devotion to public service made her a force for peace and good government in a city that struggled to maintain trust and cooperation between pagans and Christians. Despite these successes, Hypatia fought countless small battles to live the public and intellectual life that she wanted. This book rediscovers the life Hypatia led, the unique challenges she faced as a woman who succeeded spectacularly in a man's world, and the tragic story of the events that led to her murder
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 186/.4
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B667.H84
LC item number
W38 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women in antiquity
Label
Hypatia : the life and legend of an ancient philosopher, Edward J. Watts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Lenten murder -- Alexandria -- Childhood and education -- The school of Hypatia -- Middle age -- A philosophical mother and her children -- The public intellectual -- Hypatia's sisters -- Murder in the street -- The memory of Hypatia -- A modern symbol -- Reconsidering a legend
Control code
ocn957696420
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 205 pages
Isbn
9780190210038
Lccn
2016033662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957696420
Label
Hypatia : the life and legend of an ancient philosopher, Edward J. Watts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Lenten murder -- Alexandria -- Childhood and education -- The school of Hypatia -- Middle age -- A philosophical mother and her children -- The public intellectual -- Hypatia's sisters -- Murder in the street -- The memory of Hypatia -- A modern symbol -- Reconsidering a legend
Control code
ocn957696420
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 205 pages
Isbn
9780190210038
Lccn
2016033662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957696420

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