Who Was Hypatia?

On the streets of Alexandria, Egypt, a mob led by Peter the Lector brutally murdered Hypatia, one of the last great thinkers of ancient Alexandria.  Mary Evans Picture Library / AlamyWith the build-up among Pagan moviegoers for a North American release of Alelejandro Amenabar’s Agora, here is a quick biography of the philosopher Hypatia herself and the religious conflicts that led to her murder by a Christian mob. (She was a bit older at her death than is Rachel Weisz.)

(Via Rogue Classicism)