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"Alexandria in 412 CE was a venerable city that honored and preserved great learning. But it was also a city wracked by religious conflict that finds echoes in our own time. Within this maelstrom we find Hypatia, a woman of great intellectual…

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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…
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