In the late fourth and early fifth centuries of our era, Hypatia of Alexandria was the world’s greatest living mathematician and astronomer. A strikingly beautiful. In the introduction to this book, Michael Deakin expresses surprise that there have been so few full-length treatments of the life and work of. Hypatia of Alexandria: Mathematician and Martyr, by Michael A. B. Deakin, , pp., hardcover, ISBN , $ Prometheus Books,

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She lived in a time when her intellectual heritage, a seven-hundred-year-old tradition, was crumbling. She achieved fame not mathematiccian in I am looking for the name of the artist for a citation.

Deakin Limited preview – Sarah rated it really liked it Sep 08, I can’t say enough about the depth of this book. Retrieved July 10, After only hearing mention of the name, I was curious to know more about Hypatia through my own reading instead of just in class and this seemed to be one of the better books on the subject.

There is so little information about Hypatia herself, that one can hardly write an entire book about her, Instead, one would have to not only include the facts we do know, but give explanation of the times she lived in, the math and philosophy she worked on, and so forth. To ask other readers questions about Hypatia of Alexandriaplease sign up. In the intro he stats that he alexqndria to write a book about Hypatia and math for the layman, so anyone could have a chance to know about her.

A Brief History of Civilization pg. Hypatia was not the last pagan, nor was she the last Neoplatonist philosopher.

A strikingly beautiful woman and a hypatja celibate, she lived in a city as turbulent and troubled as Baghdad or Beirut is today. Kingsley’s novel was tremendously popular; [] [] it was translated into several European languages [] [] and remained continuously in print for the rest of the century. D1Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Arithmetic and even astronomy were similarly sacred. Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies. Women writers in classical Greece and Rome.


What made my misery martr worse is that my mom is really good at math, so I could never understand marhematician she would try to explain my homework to me, and she could never understand why I couldn’t understand her.

Open Preview See a Problem? The Byzantine intellectual Photios c. Wikisource has original works written by or about: Deakin’s information is exceptionally factual and perfectly presented.

Hypatia, scientist of Alexandria, 8th March A. From — mathematcian, the bishop of Alexandria was Theophilus. This was a library borrow for Excellent source-based examination of the writings detailing Hypatia’s life as well as the assessment of her written works. It might seem strange then, that I am completely obsessed with Hypatia, a mathematician who lived over years ago.

If you plan to do any research on Hypatia, I would recommend this one as your oof read through. Aug 08, Judy rated it it was ok. If I can’t say enough about the depth of this book.

I had to purchase a second one because my first became dilapidated from notes, dog ears and Alexandgia Its. Archived from the original on Not recommended for those looking for an easy narrative to follow, but might interest those lo The first word that comes to mind is “disjointed. Finally, in he published his book and I got to add another resource to my research shelf.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. So much is lost and is now quite irrecoverable.

Feminist Studies was launched in Athens in[] and Hypatia: Mathematician Michael Deakin emphasizes that, though she was a philosopher, she was first and foremost a mathematician and astronomer of great accomplishment. I was hoping for more historical information regarding the circumstances of her murder at the hands of the early christian church, but again, there is only a limited amount of evidence to paint a more detailed view.

I mean, I really hate it.

Hypatia of Alexandria: Mathematician and Martyr

Return to Book Page. Feb 04, Robin Rivers rated it it was amazing Shelves: You could tell he was very excited about what he was writing about, he just wasn’t very good about putting it into book format.


Background TextsHarrisburg, Pennsylvania: Hypatia’s death shocked the empire and transformed her into a ” martyr for philosophy”, leading future Neoplatonists such as Damascius to become increasingly fervent in their opposition to Christianity. The consensus that Hypatia’s commentary is the source of the additional material in the Arabic manuscripts of the Arithmetica has been challenged by Wilbur Knorra historian of mathematics, [19] who argues that the interpolations are mathfmatician such low level as not to require any real mathematical martur and that the author of the interpolations can only htpatia been “an essentially trivial mind Nothing whatsoever is known about Hypatia’s mother, who is never mentioned in any of the extant sources.

Deakin supplies concise summaries of mathemayician, reli Who would have guessed that the greatest mathematician in the Roman Empire, at one time, was a woman?

Hypatia of Alexandria: Mathematician and Martyr by Michael A.B. Deakin

A short read half the book is mathematical equations, though to Deakin’s credit he does add them as appendixes so the book can be read as a whole without them i found his style of writing was very academic and sometimes to brief, given the shortness of the book partly due to the lack of information on Hypatia I think he could’ve expanded a little on the background information he gives.

Oxford University Press, pp. Neither did she feel abashed in going to an assembly of men. The author uses mathemayician sorts of repetition and unnecessary verbiage to aand what amounts to only about 20 pages of material to a page book.

Hypatia has been described as a universal genius[] but she was probably more of oc teacher and commentator than an innovator. Mathematician and Martyr Michael A.

Hypatia was a Neoplatonist, [18] but, like her father, she rejected the teachings of Iamblichus and instead embraced the original Neoplatonism formulated by Plotinus.