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Hypatia of Alexandria

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Hypatia of Alexandria was a Greek Neoplatonist philosopher in Roman Egypt who  is considered by many to have been the first woman to write on the subject of mathematics, being the first well-documented woman in mathematics. As head of the Platonist school at Alexandria, she also taught philosophy and astronomy. Hypatia lived and worked in the Egyptian city of Alexandria which was situated near one mouth of the Nile River.  Hypatia of Alexandria was brutally murdered by a Christian mob on 8 March 415 AD. It’s argued that the murder of Hypatia marked the end of Classical antiquity, and effectively marked the downfall of Alexandrian intellectual life.

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Hypatia of Alexandria

The contemporary Christian historiographer Socrates Scholasticus described Hypatia of Alexandria  in Ecclesiastical History:

“There was a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher Theon, who made such attainments in literature and science, as to far surpass all the philosophers of her own time. Having succeeded to the school of Plato and Plotinus, she explained the principles of philosophy to her auditors, many of whom came from a distance to receive her instructions. On account of the self-possession and ease of manner which she had acquired in consequence of the cultivation of her mind, she not infrequently appeared in public in the presence of the magistrates. Neither did she feel abashed in going to an assembly of men. For all men on account of her extraordinary dignity and virtue admired her the more. “

Socrates Scholasticus, Ecclesiastical History

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