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Hypatia (c. AD 370–415)

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10.4324/9780415249126-A129-1
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-A129-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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The Greek philosopher Hypatia was a Neoplatonist. She was famous for her public talks on philosophy and astronomy, and her forthright attitude to sex. Alhough concerned with higher knowledge, she was also a political animal and had a keen sense of practical virtue. She was killed by a Christian mob, and has remained since a martyr to the cause of philosophy.

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Siorvanes, Lucas. Hypatia (c. AD 370–415), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-A129-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/hypatia-c-ad-370-415/v-1.
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