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Hypatia: Creative Mathematician, learned Philosopher, and Popular Teacher


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  • Posted: March 08, 2014


Working with her father Theon, a mathematician and keeper of the Great library of Alexandria, Egypt, Hypatia contributed to a commentary on Ptolemy's astronomy and a new version of Euclid's Elements (the basic text in the history of geometry). SHE is known to have been a Neo-Platonist following the school of thought developed by Plotinus and derived from Plato. None of Hypatia's or Theon's works survived the burning of the Great library of Egypt.

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