Hypatia Dies for Intellectual Freedom
Lecture no. 12 from the course: Warriors, Queens and Intellectuals: 36 Great Women Before 1400
Taught by Professor Joyce E. Salisbury | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Look at the brilliant and controversial scholar, Hypatia, as she lived, taught, and died in Alexandria in the middle of the 5th century. Her role as a public intellectual and philosopher would make her a rare example of respected female scholarship in a male-dominated world—and would ultimately lead to her murder at the hands of an angry Christian mob.