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Hypatia of Alexandria

Her Context and Legacy

Hypatia of Alexandria

Her Context and Legacy

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Publisher: JCB Mohr (Paul Siebeck)
ISBN: 9783161549694
Number of Pages: 357
Published: 07/07/2020
Width: 23.2 cm
Height: 15.6 cm
Sixteen hundred years after her death (d. 415 CE), the legacy of Hypatia of Alexandria's life, teaching, and especially her violent demise, continue to influence modern culture. Through a series of focused articles, this volume takes a fresh look at the most well-known ancient female philosopher under three aspects: first, through the evidence provided by her most famous pupil, Synesius of Cyrene; next, by placing her in her late antique cultural context, and, finally, through analysis of her reception both ancient and modern. Though the sources are meager, Hypatia's influence on her students and wider culture guaranteed that she remained an important figure throughout the centuries, albeit one ranging from chaste Neoplatonist to conniving witch. Along with its eleven new essays, this volume also includes a new translation of all the principal ancient sources touching on Hypatia.

Dawn LaValle Norman, Alex Petkas

Born 1983; 2015 PhD in Classics and Hellenic Studies at Princeton University; Research Fellow at Australian Catholic University's Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry in Melbourne. Born 1984; 2019 PhD in Classics at Princeton University; Assistant Professor of Classics at California State University, Fresno.

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