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The Modern Alexandria?

What modern city would match Hypatia‘s Alexandria?  Not in the sense of being filled with murderous mobs, of course, but in terms of being a main repository of knowledge. Advertisements

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More on Agora and Hypatia

The movie Agora mentioned in the previous post got me interested in the actual Hypatia, so I picked up “Hypatia of Alexandria, Mathematician and Martyr” by Michael B. Deakin (2007). It discusses the little that is actually known about her, … Continue reading

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Two Recent Science Movies You Probably Didn’t Get To See

… unless you live in an ultra-blue city.  They are Creation, about what made Darwin finish “On the Origin of Species”, and Agora, about the tragic end of the one of the last great intellectuals of the Classical era, Hypatia of … Continue reading

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