samedi 18 janvier 2014

Hypatia and the Library of Alexandria

1) HGL's F.B. writings : Hypatia and the Library of Alexandria, 2) New blog on the kid : A Good (or fairly so, I disagreed on two points) Summing Up of the Hypatia Affair (TOF (2) has in the main followed the same Maria Dzielska which I had myself (1) recommended.)

JU, status :

You know you’re a History fan when

You Still Get Upset Thinking
About the Library of

This next book's for Hypatia!
Carl Sagan on The Great Library of Alexandria and Hypatia
I often wonder whether any of these works might remain in Timbuktu, Baghdad, or other ancient centers of learning.
You might be interested in the film Agora, which is about Hypatia. It really brought the period to life.
When you've read Rush Revere 7 times in 3 days! Happy Birthday Rush!
Carl Sagan promoted a lie there. Get to Tim O'Neill for the truth!

Armarium Magnum : Hypatia and "Agora" Redux

"Agora" and Hypatia - Hollywood Strikes Again
I'm not sure which history represents how things tend to happen in the world.
my dear, who things "TEND" to happen and how they actually HAPPENED on a particular occasion are two very different things
Why isn't this seen as a misogynistic crime? Surely there were other teachers.
not of that particular school in that particular city, I think ...
I always thought it mysogenist-erotic to attack a woman's flesh with abalone/oyster shells. -- Might just be part of the story.
The Mongols ransacked Baghdad and destroyed all the libraries there. 'The Euphrates became black with all the burned books thrown in it'.
Not done by a religious group -- but still a great tragedy.
Have you fathomed how misogynistic she was herself? She gave an admirer tissue she had used to stop the monthly bloodflow and told him "this is what you are in love with".

As for Mongols, they were certainly secularist.

I missed the fact that Tim O'Neill had given a link to a book by Polish scholar Maria Dzielska's book:

Hypatia of Alexandria (Revealing Antiquity) by Maria Dzielska

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