Contents

- 1 Why did the Christians murder Hypatia?
- 2 How old was Hypatia when died?
- 3 What did Hypatia cause math?
- 4 Is the movie Agora historically accurate?
- 5 Who was the first woman philosopher?
- 6 What are 3 interesting facts about Hypatia?
- 7 Who was the first female mathematician?
- 8 Did any of Hypatia’s writings survive?
- 9 How did Hypatia change the world?
- 10 Who is the first mathematician in world?
- 11 What did Hypatia discover astronomy?

## Why did the Christians murder Hypatia?

Christian historians celebrated the murder of Hypatia by comparing her death to Cyril’s uncle’s destruction of the Serapeum: “all the people surrendered to the patriarch Cyril and named him ‘the new Theophilus’; for he destroyed the last remains of idolatry in the city.” Cyril was venerated with the rare title “Doctor

## How old was Hypatia when died?

Although Hypatia herself was a pagan, she was tolerant of Christians. In fact, every one of her known students was Christian. One of her most prominent pupils was Synesius of Cyrene, who went on to become a bishop of Ptolemais (now in eastern Libya) in 410.

## What did Hypatia cause math?

Hypatia became a brilliant public speaker and scholar, and she followed her father on the library’s faculty. There she wrote on mathematics and astronomy. She did work on algebraic equations and conic sections. She invented the astrolabe for ship navigation and devices for measuring the density of fluids.

## Is the movie Agora historically accurate?

Agora does contain several historical inaccuracies. There is also the insertion of the fictional slave Davus, the wounding of Hypatia’s father Theon by the Christians, the fire walking of the monk Ammonius, and other such historical inaccuracies which are added for dramatic effect.

## Who was the first woman philosopher?

Hypatia of Alexandria (c. 370 CE – March 415 CE) was a female philosopher and mathematician, born in Alexandria, Egypt possibly in 370 CE (although some scholars cite her birth as c. 350 CE).

## What are 3 interesting facts about Hypatia?

(1) She was the daughter of Theon of Alexandria. (2) She was trained as a mathematician by her father and eventually replaced him as the leading mathematician of Alexandria and, indeed as the pre-eminent mathematician of her time. (3) She was the last major mathematician of the Alexandrian tradition.

## Who was the first female mathematician?

Hypatia, (born c. 355 ce—died March 415, Alexandria), mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who lived in a very turbulent era in Alexandria’s history. She is the earliest female mathematician of whose life and work reasonably detailed knowledge exists.

## Did any of Hypatia’s writings survive?

Some of Theon’s writing has survived. His commentary (a copy of a classical work that incorporates explanatory notes) on Euclid’s Elements was the only known version of that cardinal work on geometry until the 19th century.

## How did Hypatia change the world?

She edited the work On the Conics of Apollonius, which divided cones into different parts by a plane. This concept developed the ideas of hyperbolas, parabolas, and ellipses. With Hypatia’s work on this important book, she made the concepts easier to understand, thus making the work survive through many centuries.

## Who is the first mathematician in world?

One of the earliest known mathematicians were Thales of Miletus (c. 624–c. 546 BC); he has been hailed as the first true mathematician and the first known individual to whom a mathematical discovery has been attributed.

## What did Hypatia discover astronomy?

Hypatia’s contribution to astronomy was in producing early maps of objects in the sky. She is associated with the early development of scientific instruments such as the hydrometer and astrolabe.