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Hypatia of Alexandria : her context and legacy

Author: Dawn LaValle Norman; Alex Petkas
Publisher: Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, [2020] ©2020
Series: Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum, 119.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Hypatia; Hypatia
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dawn LaValle Norman; Alex Petkas
ISBN: 9783161549694 3161549694
OCLC Number: 1127993842
Description: xiv, 343 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. The timeliness of Hypatia / Dawn LaValle Norman and Alex Petkas --
Hypatia and Synesius. Hypatia and the desert : a late antique defense of classicism / Alex Petkas --
Desire and despair : Synesius, Hypatia, and no consolation of philosophy / Helmut Seng --
Synesius' letters to Hypatia : on the "end" of a philosopher-friendship and its timelessness / Henriette Harich-Schwarzbauer --
Hypatia in context. Bloody iuvenalia : Hypatia, Pulcheria Augusta, and the beginnings of Cyril of Alexandria's episcopate / Walter F. Beers --
The shattered icon : an alternative reading of Hypatia's killing / Mareile Haase --
The private devotions of intellectual Hellenes / David Frankfurter --
"A mere geometer?" : Hypatia in the context of Alexandrian Neoplatonism / Sebastian Gertz --
Hypatia in her ancient and modern reception. Hypatia's sisters? : gender and the triumph of knowledge in Nonnus' Dionysiaca / Joshua Fincher --
The ideal (bleeding?) female : Hypatia of Alexandria and distorting patriarchal narratives / Victoria Leonard --
Hypatia and her eighteenth-century reception / Edward Watts --
Starring Hypatia : Amenábar's Agora and the tropology of reception / Cédric Scheidegger Laemmle --
Appendix A : Translation of primary sources on Hypatia / Alex Petkas and Dawn La Valle Norman --
Appendix B : Hypatia's death according to Socrates, Hist. Eccl. 7.15 : a textual commentary / Mareile Haase.
Series Title: Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum, 119.
Responsibility: edited by Dawn LaValle Norman and Alex Petkas.

Abstract:

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.

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