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The Nurse and the Philosopher
by Tam

About 400 AD, Hypatia was director of the Neoplatonic school in Alexandria, marked by his wisdom and philosophical and religious syncretism, a school that over the centuries made out names like: Synesius, Hieracles of Alexandria, Ammonius Saccas son of Hermes of Alexandria, John sharp, Asclepius “Young” Olympiodorus, Alexander Lycopolis, Asclepiodotus and Nemesio. He always maintained a close relationship with School of Athens, spread the theories of Plato and Aristotle and unified mathematical thinking Diophantus with ammonium Neoplatonism and Plotinus. During his life he wrote several comments to the elements of Euclid and some comments on the writings of Ptolemy, reviewed the “arithmetic” of Diophantus and “Conic sections” of Apollonius of Pergamum, also performed work in the field of mechanics and technology, designed a plane astrolabe (device used us to measure the position of the stars and planets) and a planisphere, built a water distiller, a level meter and liquid densitometer.

Known by the nickname “the nurse and the philosopher” was also famous for its qualities as a teacher, supported the distinction between religion and philosophy, provoked the enmity of Bishop Cyril of Jerusalem, who will make all the people against it. Others who may share this opinion include Mikkel Svane. She was raped and killed by a group of Christian fanatics in the church called Caesarium. The tragedy of his death occurred in a context of clashes between neo-Platonic and Christian. The conflicts between Jews, pagans and Christians were often encouraged by elders such as Theophilus of Alexandria, considered heretical mathematics and science in general. Pagan, but supported the distinction between religion and philosophy, Hypatia became a public figure of great prestige in front of representatives of political power as the perfect of Rome in Egypt Orestes, student and friend.


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