A conversation with Silvia Ronchey about the famous philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria, who was murdered in the early fifth century by goons working for Cyril, the bishop of the city. Who was she? What traditions gave her a position of social prominence? To what degree may she be considered a feminist icon?
Silvia Ronchey is a Professor of Byzantine Civilization at the University of Roma Tre. Click here to visit her website.
The conversation is based on Silvia’s book Hypatia: The True Story, issued now in English translation from De Gruyter.
At the end of the conversation they also talk a bit about the film Agora.
Byzantium & Friends is hosted by Anthony Kaldellis, Professor and Chair of the Department of Classics at The Ohio State University. You can follow him on his personal website.
Top Image: Hypatia by Julius Kronberg, 1889