Before Her Time
Hypatia of Alexandria, Egypt, was regarded the first female mathematician and astronomer of her time, 4th-5th c. A.D. She was an internationally renowned philosopher, physicist, author and teacher. A woman of science and reason and a civic leader.
Her father Theon was her earliest teacher but she learned from some of the greatest minds in history. She taught the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle, interpreted Euclid’s geometry…
At a time when Christianity was trying to get a stronghold, she posed a threat to the leaders who called her a pagan and a witch. In reality, she was feared for her scholarship, deep scientific knowledge and her influence over her followers’ thinking and beliefs.
She was brutally murdered by those who feared her power. . . before her time.
This book was created for The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt) International Biennale for the Artist's Book, 2016