In the late fourth and early fifth centuries of our era, Hypatia of Alexandria was the world’s greatest living mathematician and astronomer. A strikingly beautiful. In the introduction to this book, Michael Deakin expresses surprise that there have been so few full-length treatments of the life and work of. Hypatia of Alexandria: Mathematician and Martyr, by Michael A. B. Deakin, , pp., hardcover, ISBN , $ Prometheus Books,
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But we must be content with any glimmers of her that we can get. Sadly though, that is not much and I fear that will never change. What we know of her – as an esteemed philosopher, mathematician and astronomer in a time where women had little rights, who has chosen to stay unmarried implicitly to protect these rights – although Michael Deakin certainly does A very succinct and academic book on Hypatia; which, while reliable, loses some of its appeal by not following a narrative, instead choosing to sketch out different sources and focus on the mathematics.
However, if one considers that the times were not at all conducive to mathematical research, that the institutions that had supported such work were gone, and the mathematicians themselves were under great suspicion, then this should not really surprise us I appreciate though, that there is not a lot of conjecture here.
During the Age of Enlightenmentshe became a symbol of opposition to Catholicism. And he not only did this, but he drew many believers to her, and he himself received the unbelievers at his house. Dec 05, Karin Gastreich rated it really liked it Shelves: This book should have been all that I would want in a book, math I got through calculus in school so I should be able to be able to understand most of right?!
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Over the years, he spoke of her alexandriia conferences and wrote articles. Many modern scholars also believe that Hypatia may have edited the surviving text of Ptolemy ‘s Almagestbased on the title of her father Theon ‘s commentary on Book III of the Almagest. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them.
Good content, poor presentation. Damascius Synesius of Cyrene. This book is probably better than just OK, but that’s my mood at the moment. I was hoping for more ,athematician information regarding the circumstances of her murder at the hands of the early christian church, but again, there is only a limited amount of evidence to paint a more detailed view. Cambridge University Press, republished A short read half the book maathematician mathematical equations, though to Deakin’s credit he does add them as appendixes so the book can be read as a whole without them i found his style of writing was very academic and sometimes to brief, given the shortness of the book partly due to the lack of information on Hypatia I think he could’ve expanded maftyr little on the background information he gives.
Hypatia”, A Full Moon of Women: They mathematicixn her flesh likely with oyster shellsbefore burning her limbs. He also has such a condescending tone to his writing, though I feel that he didn’t do it on purpose.
Retrieved July 10, Influenced Damascius Synesius of Cyrene. Cameron states that the most likely source of the additional material is Hypatia herself,  since Hypatia is the only ancient writer known to have written a commentary on the Arithmetica  and the additions appear to follow the same methods used by her father Theon. Summer”The Beauty of Reasoning: Manchester City Art Galleries. And yes, while Deakin does cover Hypatia’s life and as much as we can learn from the little documentation around her, there were times when he seemed to be really pulling at straws for content.
Jan 17, Timothy Finucane rated it really liked it. And he ceased attending church as had been his custom She is known to have written a commentary on Diophantus ‘s thirteen-volume Arithmeticawhich may survive in part, having been interpolated into Diophantus’s original text, and another commentary on Apollonius of Perga ‘s treatise on conic sectionswhich has not survived.
Mar 30, Tanya rated it it was ok Shelves: Overall, if you are not put of by more scholarly writing this is a good book to understand a little bit about who Hypatia was, and the affect she had on the culture and conditions in which she lived. What made my misery ever worse is that my mom is really good at math, so I could never understand when she would try to explain my homework to me, and she could never understand why I couldn’t understand her.
Feb 04, Robin Rivers rated it it was amazing Shelves: Having succeeded to the school of Plato and Plotinus, she explained the principles of philosophy to her auditors, many of whom came from a distance to receive her instructions. Widespread falsehoods and misconceptions about Hypatia continued to proliferate throughout the late twentieth century.
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No eBook available Amazon. Hypatia [a] born c. Only after completing his illustration of the temporal stage on which Hypatia’s life and death took place does he present the scant information that survives regarding her achievements as a mathematician, philosopher and political figure. Carneades Clitomachus Charmadas Philo of Larissa.
Other editions – View all Hypatia of Alexandria: This isn’t necessarily a bad book, just be aware before you read. Rather than integrating the different aspects of her story into a single chronological whole, he separates out the historical, intellectual and religious context into digestible chunks.
Hypatia also wrote a commentary mathemayician Apollonius of Perga ‘s work on conic sections   but this commentary is no longer extant. Hypatia wrote a commentary on Diophantus ‘s thirteen-volume Arithmeticawhich had been written sometime around the year AD.
Hypatia of Alexandria: Mathematician and Martyr
Aug 01, Julie Lowe rated it it was amazing. I read mwthematician book with an eye toward using it in one of my classes, Women and Scienceand came away ready to make it required reading for my students. C rated it it was amazing May 01,