The Role Of Hypatia In Ancient Alexandria

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At the time when Greek women of all classes were only meant to occupy types of work like caring for young children, nursing the sick, and preparing food, there was a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher Theon, who made such breakthrough in literature and science. Hypatia was one of the last great thinkers of ancient Alexandria and one of the first women to study and teach mathematics, astronomy and philosophy. There is no doubt that Hypatia was a lucky girl to have such a father who refused to impose upon his daughter the traditional role assigned to women and raised her as one would have raised a son in the Greek tradition; by teaching her his own trade. Although her precious contributions in science,

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