Update

Related Content

Related Overviews

Neoplatonism

Synesius (c. 370—413)

St Cyril (d. 444) Doctor of the Church and patriarch of Alexandria

Theon

See all related overviews in Oxford Reference »

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Archaeology
  • Art & Architecture
  • Classical studies
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Media studies
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Society and culture

GO

Show Summary Details

Overview

Hypatia

(c. 370—415) Greek philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician


Quick Reference

(c. 370–415),

Greek philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician. Head of the Neoplatonist school at Alexandria, she wrote several learned treatises as well as devising inventions such as an astrolabe. She was murdered by a Christian mob opposed to her Neoplatonist philosophy.


Reference entries

View all reference entries »