Hypatia: Her Life and Times

Who was Hypatia, Lady Philosopher of Alexandria?

 

A brilliant young mathematician and scientist, murdered by a religious mob? An aging academic assassinated by a rival political party? A sorceress who kept the governor and people of Alexandria in thrall through satanic wiles? Did she discover that the earth circled the sun a thousand years before Copernicus or was she merely a gifted geometry teacher? Find out in this companion book to Selene of Alexandria.

Who was Hypatia, Lady Philosopher of Alexandria?

A brilliant young mathematician and scientist, murdered by a religious mob? An aging academic assassinated by a rival political party? A sorceress who kept the governor and people of Alexandria in thrall through satanic wiles? Did she discover that the earth circled the sun a thousand years before Copernicus or was she merely a gifted geometry teacher? Hypatia is the subject of much myth-making through the centuries. She’s featured in poetry, plays, novels and movies. This collection of essays pulls back the curtain and lets the reader see the real woman behind the stories. You’ll find Hypatia needs no embellishment to be a heroine.

  • Title: Hypatia: Her Life and Times
  • Author: Faith L. Justice
  • Publisher: Raggedy Moon Books (March 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 147915735X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1479157358
  • Formats:
    • Trade paperback (114 pages) $6.49
    • eBook (Kindle, epub) $2.99

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Link to “Hypatia and Women in Stem” podcast Episode #238 of Science for the People: Interview with author Faith L. Justice. November 8, 2013.

Here’s the author Faith L. Justice talking about Hypatia at the Brooklyn Public Library for Women’s History Month…and don’t forget to check out the novel inspired by Hypatia’s story: Selene of Alexandria!