which also refutes the legend of Christian
destruction of the Alexandria Library. That
occurred in stages, twice because of pagans
warring with each other.
This article is a good reality check on the
stuff we are usually presented as fact.
Hypatia didn't die because she was an
intellectual woman who spoke publicly or
because she was a threat to Christianity,
she got caught in a factional brawl.
There was no conflict between science and
Christianity, philosophy was often used to
argue for Christianity, and intellectual
prominent women were nothing unusual
among early Christians.
" the frankest account of her murder was written
by the Christian historian Socrates, who obviously
admired her immensely. It seems likely that she
died simply because she became inadvertently
involved in a vicious political squabble between the
city’s imperial prefect and the city’s patriarch, and
some of the savages of the lower city decided to
take matters into their own hands.
In the end, the true story of Hypatia—which no one
In the royal quarter, pagans, Christians, and Jews