Murder of Hypatia

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Historical Context Note

Hypatia was a learned woman who taught astronomy and pagan philosophy at Alexandria. She was murdered by an angry Christian mob.

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Citation:
Bouchard, Elsa. "Murder of Hypatia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=11579, accessed 01 November 2014.]