Friday, June 04, 2010
Hypatia in the Agora
There is a new film out called Agora, about Hypatia who was killed in AD 391. According to the film it was the Christian that did it, well, actually it was a Christian mob who killed her but Alejandro Amenábar’s film also says that it was part of a deliberate Christian anti-intellectual movement of the fourth century. Not only did we ghastly Christians kill that beautiful young maiden but so vile were we, we also burnt down the Great Library of Alexandria, which ushered in the Dark Ages.
Well of course its actually not quite true, more of a fabrication of Gibbon in his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. It is more nasty Church stuff!
Read David B Hart on the subject.
Beautiful Hypatia was 60ish
The library had long dissapeared probably during the time of Julius Caesar
Posted by Fr Ray Blake