Fathers of the Church > Church History (Socrates Scholasticus) > Book VII. the principles of philosophy to her auditors, many of whom came many of whom came from a distance to receive her instructions. From 382 – 412, the bishop of Alexandria was Theophilus. The Life of Hypatia By Socrates Scholasticus, from his Ecclesiastical History [Socrates Scholasticus was born in Constantinople c. 380, and died c. 450. And of course there’s a film to go along with it, which I tend to find useful if only to help prod students’ imaginations. science, as to far surpass all the philosophers of her own time. * The Greek word is ostrakois, literally "oystershells," away by a fierce and bigoted zeal, whose ringleader was a reader Hypatia of Alexandria was the first woman to make a substantial contribution to the development of mathematics. Hypatia was born around 355 into the Roman elite and educated by her famed mathematician father Theon; she would live in his house and work alongside him for her entire life. of March during Lent, in the fourth year of Cyril's episcopate, For as she had frequent interviews I… The history covers the years 305 to 439, and experts believe it was finished in 439 or soon thereafter, and certainly during the lifetime of Emperor Theodosius II, i.e., before 450. Hypatia’s murder is described in the writings of the fth-century Christian historian, Socrates Scholasticus: \All men did both reverence and had her in admiration for the singular modesty of her mind. Socrates Scholasticus wrote that “she far surpassed all the philosophers of her time,” and was greatly respected for her “extraordinary dignity and virtue.” [Ecclesiastical History] Hypatia’s house was an important intellectual center in a city distinguished for its learning. Yet even she fell a victim to the political Socrates, also called Socrates Scholasticus, Greek Sokrates, (born c. 380, Constantinople—died c. 450), Byzantine church historian whose annotated chronicle, Historia ecclesiastica (“Ecclesiastical History”), is an indispensable documentary source for Christian history from 305 to 439. A few years later, according to one report, Hypatia was brutally murdered by the Nitrian monks who were a fanatical sect of Christians who were supporters of Cyril. And surely not unfrequently appeared in public in presence of the magistrates. being reconciled to the bishop. The current critical edition is that of Hansen (1995). Other History Sourcebooks: African | East Asian | Global | Indian | Islamic | Jewish |  Lesbian and Gay | Science | Women's, Subsidiary SourcebooksAfricanEastern AsianGlobalIndianJewishIslamicLesbian/GayScienceWomen, Special ResourcesByzantiumMedieval MusicSaints' Lives 15. She was known for being very eloquent and virtuous, easily able to hold her own among men. philosopher Theon, who made such attainments in literature and The Life of Hypatia By Socrates Scholasticus, from his Ecclesiastical History [Socrates Scholasticus was born in Constantinople c. 380, and died c. 450. The Internet Historians believe that the most dependable observation of Hypatia's life and death comes from Socrates Ecclesiastical History and the Suda (Viney). not the least opprobrium, not only upon Cyril, but also upon He supposing this to be a snare laid for him by Cyril, exclaimed that he was a Christian, and had been baptized by Atticus the bishop at Constantinople” (Socrates Scholasticus, Ecclesiastical History, book … 380, d.?) Socrates Scholasticus: The Murder of Hypatia (Late 4th Cent) The above source is about a woman known as Hypatia, the female philosopher who was a daughter to a great philosopher called Theon who made great achievements in science and literature to the extent that … Of Hypatia the Female Philosopher. Home; Books; Search; Support. Socrates Scholasticus: the Manuscripts of the "Church History" The Church History of Socrates Scholasticus is a continuation of the Church History of Eusebius of Caesarea.. Theophilus supported the bishopric of Hypatia's pupil Synesius, who describes Theophilus in his letters with love and admiration. His Ecclesiastical History (in Greek, 7 volumes) continues the work of Eusebius for the period from A.D. 305 to 439. with Orestes, it was calumniously reported among the Christian populace, Fordham University, "Medieval Sourcebook: Socrates Scholasticus: The Murder of Hypatia (late 4th Cent.) 15. Hypatia: An Annotated Bibliography Halsall, Paul. Ancient Law THERE WAS a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher He was the first known layperson to write a church history, which he completed c. This text is part of the Internet Medieval Source Book. 15." from Ecclesiastical History, Bk VI: Chap. The story by Socrates Scholasticus written soon after Hypatia's death and the version written by John of Nikiu of Egypt more than 200 years later disagree in considerable detail, although both were written by Christians. * After For Socrates Scholasticus, Hypatia is but one character in a chronicle of competing Christian confessions, her murder a symbol of Cyril’s ongoing mistreatment of the Novatians. (Life of Hypatia, by Socrates Scholasticus) “Some of them, therefore, hurried away by a fierce and bigoted zeal, whose ringleader was Peter (the reader, a high church position in those illiterate times), waylaid her returning home, and dragging her from her carriage, they took her to the church called Caesareum, where they completely stripped her, and then inhumanly butchered her with pottery shards. What comes down to us is similar to the story given by Socrates Scholasticus—Hypatia is a learned woman, esteemed for her knowledge and behavior—but Damascius leaves out the political overtones leading up to her death. After tearing her body in pieces, they took her mangled limbs Socrates, also called Socrates Scholasticus, Greek Sokrates, (born c. 380, Constantinople—died c. 450), Byzantine church historian whose annotated chronicle, Historia ecclesiastica (“Ecclesiastical History”), is an indispensable documentary source for Christian history from 305 to 439. 82-84). of massacres, fights, and transactions of that sort. but the word was also applied to brick tiles used on the roofs of houses. Factfile: Hypatia of Alexandria. ‘On a​ fatal day, in the holy season of Lent, Hypatia was torn from her chariot, stripped naked, dragged to the church, and inhumanly butchered by the hands of Peter the reader, and a troop of savage and merciless fanatics: her flesh was scraped from her bones with sharp oyster shells, and her quivering limbs were delivered to the flames.’ By Jonathan MS Pearce • May 15, 2013 • 1 comment. Of the many accounts of Hypatia's death, the most complete is the one written around 415 by Socrates Scholasticus and included in the Historia Ecclesiastica (Ecclesiastical History).. wrote a history of the Church covering 305 – 439 in an effort to continue the work of Eusebius of Caesarea. Hypatia (b. ca. her carriage, they took her to the church called Caesareum, where This has not survived. Other writers include Socrates Scholasticus, who wrote about her in Ecclesiastical History in 440. the whole Alexandrian church. THERE was a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher Theon, who made such attainments in literature and science, as to far surpass all the philosophers of her own time. Having succeeded to the school of Plato and Plotinus, she explained the principles of philosophy to her auditors, many of whom came from a distance to receive her instructions. Yet even she fell victim to the political The Sourcebook is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted Although the IHSP seeks to follow all applicable copyright law, Fordham University is not Theophilus was militantly opposed to Iamblichean Neoplatonism and, in 391, he demolished the Serapeum. Having succeeded to the school of Hypatia was an associate of Orestes, the Roman political leader of Alexandria and a rival of the Christian bishop Cyril for control of the city. Socrates Scholasticus’ account is the closest in time to the events and clearly states that Hypatia “fell a victim to the political jealousy which at that time prevailed”. 82-84). Socrates Scholasticus presents Hypatia’s murder as entirely politically motivated and makes no mention of any role that Hypatia’s paganism might have played in her death. Film: Ancient In The Historia Ecclesiastica, Socrates Scholasticus says that Hypatia wrote a commentary on Apollonius of Perga’s Conic Sections. Hypatia's Death . distribution in print form for educational purposes and personal This affair brought admired her the more. Haar tijdgenoot, de christelijke historicus Socrates Scholasticus, schetst het volgende portret van haar in zijn Kerkgeschiedenis : Er was in Alexandrië een vrouw met de naam Hypatia, dochter van de filosoof Theoon, die in de literatuur en wetenschap zo succesvol was, dat zij alle filosofen van haar tijd overtrof. nothing can be farther from the spirit of Christianity than the allowance For all men on account of her extraordinary dignity and virtue Hypatia never married and had no children. Ecclesiastical History, Socrates Scholasticus Orestes, the governor of … and virtue admired her the more. interviews with Orestes, it was calumniously reported among the under the tenth consulate of Honorius, and the sixth of Theodosius. Hypatia's murder] brought not the least opprobrium, not only upon Cyril, but also upon the whole Alexandrian church. This has not survived. Socrates Scholasticus was hence interpreted as saying that, while she was still alive, Hypatia's flesh was torn off using oyster shells (tiles; the Greek word is ostrakois, which literally means "with or by oystershells" but the word was also used for brick tiles on the roofs of houses and for pottery sherds). In Alexandria there was a woman named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher Theon, who made such big attainments in literature and science, that she surpassed all the philosophers of her own time. Church historian; b. c. 380 (Constantinople), d. c. 450. jealousy which at that time prevailed. The Ecclesiastical History eBook: Scholasticus, Socrates, Boer, Paul, Zenos, A.C.: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store Ecclesiastical History, Socrates Scholasticus Orestes, the governor of … Hypatia never married and had no children. Hypatia was an associate of Orestes, the Roman political leader of Alexandria and a rival … the tenth consulate of Honorius, and the sixth of Theodosius. jealousy which at that time prevailed. Ecclesiastical History of Socrates Scholasticus. Afterward, the men proceeded to mutilate her and, finally, burn her limbs. Last modified June 1997. According to another account (by Socrates Scholasticus) she was killed by an Alexandrian mob under the leadership of the reader Peter. Unless otherwise indicated the specific electronic form of the The purpose of the history is to continue the work of Eusebius of Caesarea (1.1). The contemporary Christian historiographer Socrates Scholasticus described her in Ecclesiastical History: “ There was a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher Theon, who made such attainments in literature and science, as to far surpass all the philosophers of her own time. Instead, he reasons that “she fell a victim to the political jealousy which at that time prevailed. Hypatia’s death marked the end of paganism and the triumph of Christianity, the final act of a one-hundred-year-old feud waged by the new religion against the ancient world. Hypatia (Oudgrieks: ... Behalve Socrates Scholasticus schreef zijn tijdgenoot, de niet-niceense historicus Philostorgius, een hoofdstuk over Hypatia, dat alleen in een epitome werd bewaard, waarschijnlijk geschreven door een niceense bisschop in het 9e-eeuwse Constantinopel. Hypatia's death in 415 is authenticated by an ancient, nearly contemporary, account of the church historian Socrates Scholasticus (Valesius, 1680; Deakin, 1996, pp. Hypatia’s murder is described in the writings of the fth-century Christian historian, Socrates Scholasticus: \All men did both reverence and had her in admiration for the singular modesty of her mind. For as she had frequent For Socrates Scholasticus, Hypatia is but one character in a chronicle of competing Christian confessions, her murder a symbol of Cyril’s ongoing mistreatment of the Novatians. halsall@murray.fordham.edu, The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is located at the History Department of  Fordham University, New York. An English translation of the pertinent extract from the Ecclesiastical History of Socrates ... Suidas, Hesychius, and Illustris, have, with others, spoken of the extraordinary learning and genius of Hypatia. they completely stripped her, and then murdered her with tiles. This happened in the to a place called Cinaron, and there burnt them. not only upon Cyril, but also upon the whole Alexandrian church. Hypatia's death in 415 is authenticated by an ancient, nearly contemporary, account of the church historian Socrates Scholasticus (Valesius, 1680; Deakin, 1996, pp. Socrates Scholasticus praises Hypatia and deplores her murder, writing: "This affair [i.e. Film: Modern, Medieval Sourcebook: There was a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher Theon, who made such attainments in literature and science, as to far surpass all the philosophers of her own time. Home | Ancient History Sourcebook | Medieval Sourcebook |  Modern History Sourcebook | Byzantine Studies Page On account Socrates Scholasticus was interpreted as saying that, while she was still alive, Hypatia's flesh was torn off using oyster shells (tiles; the Greek word is ostrakois, which literally means "with or by oystershells" but the word was also used for brick tiles on the roofs of houses and for pottery sherds). the institutional owner, and is not liable as the result of any legal action. Neither did she feel abashed in coming to an assembly of men. texts related to medieval and Byzantine history. Permission is granted for electronic copying, use. For as she had frequent interviews with Orestes, it was calumniously reported among the Christian populace that it … Theophilus also permitted Hypatia herself to establish close relationships with the Roman prefects and other promi… Theon, who made such attainments in literature and science, as to far surpass An English translation of the pertinent extract from the Ecclesiastical History of Socrates Scholasticus, Book VII, Chapter 15, is given below.The author, Socrates Scholasticus was a 5th century Byzantine historian. How-To Tutorials; Suggestions; Machine Translation Editions; Noahs Archive Project; About Us. Plato and Plotinus, she explained the principles of philosophy to her auditors, from a distance to receive her instructions. for Medieval Studies.The IHSP recognizes the contribution of Fordham University, the This has not survived. Both Socrates Scholasticus and John of Nikiu—and nearly every other text that describes Hypatia’s life—tell the same story of her end, of the actions the Christians took to silence her “power” over Orestes. Both Socrates Scholasticus and John of Nikiu—and nearly every other text that describes Hypatia's life—tell the same story of her end, of the actions the Christians took to silence her "power" over Orestes. Hypatia was born around 355 into the Roman elite and educated by her famed mathematician father Theon; she would live in his house and work alongside him for her entire life. Hypatia (1885) by Charles William Mitchell. Hypatia’s death marked the end of paganism and the triumph of Christianity, ... she not infrequently appeared in public in presence of the magistrates,” wrote Socrates Scholasticus, her contemporary in Constantinople. Damasius described how she “used to … Neoplatonism may be described as a species of dynamic panentheism. The Life of Hypatia by Socrates Scholasticus __Primary Source__ Biographical entry describing her murder. Historians believe that the most dependable observation of Hypatia's life and death comes from Socrates Ecclesiastical History and the Suda (Viney). Reprinted with permission from Alexandria 2 [1993, pp. Some of them, therefore, hurried away by a fierce and bigoted zeal, whose THERE was a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the Neoplatonism may be described as a species of dynamic panentheism. Before that the last edition was the Oxford edition of W. Bright (1893), reprinting the text of Husset (1853). Personal Details and The End. Th… Translation as in Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers. He personally taught her in the arts, literature, mathematics, science and philosophy, pretty much everything he knew. Cinaron, and there burnt them. Socrates Scholasticus: The Murder of Hypatia (late 4th Cent. her from her carriage, they took her to the church called Caesareum, where ), from Ecclesiastical History,Bk VI: Chap. “Neither did she feel abashed in going to an assembly of men. No permission is granted for commercial use. Fordham University, “Medieval Sourcebook: Socrates Scholasticus: The Murder of Hypatia (late 4th Cent.) Other writers include Socrates Scholasticus, who wrote about her in Ecclesiastical History in 440. 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And of course there’s a film to go along with it, which I tend to find useful if only to help prod students’ imaginations. science, as to far surpass all the philosophers of her own time. * The Greek word is ostrakois, literally "oystershells," away by a fierce and bigoted zeal, whose ringleader was a reader Hypatia of Alexandria was the first woman to make a substantial contribution to the development of mathematics. Hypatia was born around 355 into the Roman elite and educated by her famed mathematician father Theon; she would live in his house and work alongside him for her entire life. of March during Lent, in the fourth year of Cyril's episcopate, For as she had frequent interviews I… The history covers the years 305 to 439, and experts believe it was finished in 439 or soon thereafter, and certainly during the lifetime of Emperor Theodosius II, i.e., before 450. Hypatia’s murder is described in the writings of the fth-century Christian historian, Socrates Scholasticus: \All men did both reverence and had her in admiration for the singular modesty of her mind. Socrates Scholasticus wrote that “she far surpassed all the philosophers of her time,” and was greatly respected for her “extraordinary dignity and virtue.” [Ecclesiastical History] Hypatia’s house was an important intellectual center in a city distinguished for its learning. Yet even she fell a victim to the political Socrates, also called Socrates Scholasticus, Greek Sokrates, (born c. 380, Constantinople—died c. 450), Byzantine church historian whose annotated chronicle, Historia ecclesiastica (“Ecclesiastical History”), is an indispensable documentary source for Christian history from 305 to 439. A few years later, according to one report, Hypatia was brutally murdered by the Nitrian monks who were a fanatical sect of Christians who were supporters of Cyril. And surely not unfrequently appeared in public in presence of the magistrates. being reconciled to the bishop. The current critical edition is that of Hansen (1995). Other History Sourcebooks: African | East Asian | Global | Indian | Islamic | Jewish |  Lesbian and Gay | Science | Women's, Subsidiary SourcebooksAfricanEastern AsianGlobalIndianJewishIslamicLesbian/GayScienceWomen, Special ResourcesByzantiumMedieval MusicSaints' Lives 15. She was known for being very eloquent and virtuous, easily able to hold her own among men. philosopher Theon, who made such attainments in literature and The Life of Hypatia By Socrates Scholasticus, from his Ecclesiastical History [Socrates Scholasticus was born in Constantinople c. 380, and died c. 450. The Internet Historians believe that the most dependable observation of Hypatia's life and death comes from Socrates Ecclesiastical History and the Suda (Viney). not the least opprobrium, not only upon Cyril, but also upon He supposing this to be a snare laid for him by Cyril, exclaimed that he was a Christian, and had been baptized by Atticus the bishop at Constantinople” (Socrates Scholasticus, Ecclesiastical History, book … 380, d.?) Socrates Scholasticus: The Murder of Hypatia (Late 4th Cent) The above source is about a woman known as Hypatia, the female philosopher who was a daughter to a great philosopher called Theon who made great achievements in science and literature to the extent that … Of Hypatia the Female Philosopher. Home; Books; Search; Support. Socrates Scholasticus: the Manuscripts of the "Church History" The Church History of Socrates Scholasticus is a continuation of the Church History of Eusebius of Caesarea.. Theophilus supported the bishopric of Hypatia's pupil Synesius, who describes Theophilus in his letters with love and admiration. His Ecclesiastical History (in Greek, 7 volumes) continues the work of Eusebius for the period from A.D. 305 to 439. with Orestes, it was calumniously reported among the Christian populace, Fordham University, "Medieval Sourcebook: Socrates Scholasticus: The Murder of Hypatia (late 4th Cent.) 15. Hypatia: An Annotated Bibliography Halsall, Paul. Ancient Law THERE WAS a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher He was the first known layperson to write a church history, which he completed c. This text is part of the Internet Medieval Source Book. 15." from Ecclesiastical History, Bk VI: Chap. The story by Socrates Scholasticus written soon after Hypatia's death and the version written by John of Nikiu of Egypt more than 200 years later disagree in considerable detail, although both were written by Christians. * After For Socrates Scholasticus, Hypatia is but one character in a chronicle of competing Christian confessions, her murder a symbol of Cyril’s ongoing mistreatment of the Novatians. (Life of Hypatia, by Socrates Scholasticus) “Some of them, therefore, hurried away by a fierce and bigoted zeal, whose ringleader was Peter (the reader, a high church position in those illiterate times), waylaid her returning home, and dragging her from her carriage, they took her to the church called Caesareum, where they completely stripped her, and then inhumanly butchered her with pottery shards. What comes down to us is similar to the story given by Socrates Scholasticus—Hypatia is a learned woman, esteemed for her knowledge and behavior—but Damascius leaves out the political overtones leading up to her death. After tearing her body in pieces, they took her mangled limbs Socrates, also called Socrates Scholasticus, Greek Sokrates, (born c. 380, Constantinople—died c. 450), Byzantine church historian whose annotated chronicle, Historia ecclesiastica (“Ecclesiastical History”), is an indispensable documentary source for Christian history from 305 to 439. 82-84). of massacres, fights, and transactions of that sort. but the word was also applied to brick tiles used on the roofs of houses. Factfile: Hypatia of Alexandria. ‘On a​ fatal day, in the holy season of Lent, Hypatia was torn from her chariot, stripped naked, dragged to the church, and inhumanly butchered by the hands of Peter the reader, and a troop of savage and merciless fanatics: her flesh was scraped from her bones with sharp oyster shells, and her quivering limbs were delivered to the flames.’ By Jonathan MS Pearce • May 15, 2013 • 1 comment. Of the many accounts of Hypatia's death, the most complete is the one written around 415 by Socrates Scholasticus and included in the Historia Ecclesiastica (Ecclesiastical History).. wrote a history of the Church covering 305 – 439 in an effort to continue the work of Eusebius of Caesarea. Hypatia (b. ca. her carriage, they took her to the church called Caesareum, where This has not survived. Other writers include Socrates Scholasticus, who wrote about her in Ecclesiastical History in 440. the whole Alexandrian church. THERE was a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher Theon, who made such attainments in literature and science, as to far surpass all the philosophers of her own time. Having succeeded to the school of Plato and Plotinus, she explained the principles of philosophy to her auditors, many of whom came from a distance to receive her instructions. Yet even she fell victim to the political The Sourcebook is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted Although the IHSP seeks to follow all applicable copyright law, Fordham University is not Theophilus was militantly opposed to Iamblichean Neoplatonism and, in 391, he demolished the Serapeum. Having succeeded to the school of Hypatia was an associate of Orestes, the Roman political leader of Alexandria and a rival of the Christian bishop Cyril for control of the city. Socrates Scholasticus’ account is the closest in time to the events and clearly states that Hypatia “fell a victim to the political jealousy which at that time prevailed”. 82-84). Socrates Scholasticus presents Hypatia’s murder as entirely politically motivated and makes no mention of any role that Hypatia’s paganism might have played in her death. Film: Ancient In The Historia Ecclesiastica, Socrates Scholasticus says that Hypatia wrote a commentary on Apollonius of Perga’s Conic Sections. Hypatia's Death . distribution in print form for educational purposes and personal This affair brought admired her the more. Haar tijdgenoot, de christelijke historicus Socrates Scholasticus, schetst het volgende portret van haar in zijn Kerkgeschiedenis : Er was in Alexandrië een vrouw met de naam Hypatia, dochter van de filosoof Theoon, die in de literatuur en wetenschap zo succesvol was, dat zij alle filosofen van haar tijd overtrof. nothing can be farther from the spirit of Christianity than the allowance For all men on account of her extraordinary dignity and virtue Hypatia never married and had no children. Ecclesiastical History, Socrates Scholasticus Orestes, the governor of … and virtue admired her the more. interviews with Orestes, it was calumniously reported among the under the tenth consulate of Honorius, and the sixth of Theodosius. Hypatia's murder] brought not the least opprobrium, not only upon Cyril, but also upon the whole Alexandrian church. This has not survived. Socrates Scholasticus was hence interpreted as saying that, while she was still alive, Hypatia's flesh was torn off using oyster shells (tiles; the Greek word is ostrakois, which literally means "with or by oystershells" but the word was also used for brick tiles on the roofs of houses and for pottery sherds). In Alexandria there was a woman named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher Theon, who made such big attainments in literature and science, that she surpassed all the philosophers of her own time. Church historian; b. c. 380 (Constantinople), d. c. 450. jealousy which at that time prevailed. The Ecclesiastical History eBook: Scholasticus, Socrates, Boer, Paul, Zenos, A.C.: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store Ecclesiastical History, Socrates Scholasticus Orestes, the governor of … Hypatia never married and had no children. Hypatia was an associate of Orestes, the Roman political leader of Alexandria and a rival … the tenth consulate of Honorius, and the sixth of Theodosius. jealousy which at that time prevailed. Ecclesiastical History of Socrates Scholasticus. Afterward, the men proceeded to mutilate her and, finally, burn her limbs. Last modified June 1997. According to another account (by Socrates Scholasticus) she was killed by an Alexandrian mob under the leadership of the reader Peter. Unless otherwise indicated the specific electronic form of the The purpose of the history is to continue the work of Eusebius of Caesarea (1.1). The contemporary Christian historiographer Socrates Scholasticus described her in Ecclesiastical History: “ There was a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher Theon, who made such attainments in literature and science, as to far surpass all the philosophers of her own time. Instead, he reasons that “she fell a victim to the political jealousy which at that time prevailed. Hypatia’s death marked the end of paganism and the triumph of Christianity, the final act of a one-hundred-year-old feud waged by the new religion against the ancient world. Hypatia (Oudgrieks: ... Behalve Socrates Scholasticus schreef zijn tijdgenoot, de niet-niceense historicus Philostorgius, een hoofdstuk over Hypatia, dat alleen in een epitome werd bewaard, waarschijnlijk geschreven door een niceense bisschop in het 9e-eeuwse Constantinopel. Hypatia's death in 415 is authenticated by an ancient, nearly contemporary, account of the church historian Socrates Scholasticus (Valesius, 1680; Deakin, 1996, pp. Hypatia’s murder is described in the writings of the fth-century Christian historian, Socrates Scholasticus: \All men did both reverence and had her in admiration for the singular modesty of her mind. For as she had frequent For Socrates Scholasticus, Hypatia is but one character in a chronicle of competing Christian confessions, her murder a symbol of Cyril’s ongoing mistreatment of the Novatians. halsall@murray.fordham.edu, The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is located at the History Department of  Fordham University, New York. An English translation of the pertinent extract from the Ecclesiastical History of Socrates ... Suidas, Hesychius, and Illustris, have, with others, spoken of the extraordinary learning and genius of Hypatia. they completely stripped her, and then murdered her with tiles. This happened in the to a place called Cinaron, and there burnt them. not only upon Cyril, but also upon the whole Alexandrian church. Hypatia's death in 415 is authenticated by an ancient, nearly contemporary, account of the church historian Socrates Scholasticus (Valesius, 1680; Deakin, 1996, pp. Socrates Scholasticus praises Hypatia and deplores her murder, writing: "This affair [i.e. Film: Modern, Medieval Sourcebook: There was a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher Theon, who made such attainments in literature and science, as to far surpass all the philosophers of her own time. Home | Ancient History Sourcebook | Medieval Sourcebook |  Modern History Sourcebook | Byzantine Studies Page On account Socrates Scholasticus was interpreted as saying that, while she was still alive, Hypatia's flesh was torn off using oyster shells (tiles; the Greek word is ostrakois, which literally means "with or by oystershells" but the word was also used for brick tiles on the roofs of houses and for pottery sherds). the institutional owner, and is not liable as the result of any legal action. Neither did she feel abashed in coming to an assembly of men. texts related to medieval and Byzantine history. Permission is granted for electronic copying, use. For as she had frequent interviews with Orestes, it was calumniously reported among the Christian populace that it … Theophilus also permitted Hypatia herself to establish close relationships with the Roman prefects and other promi… Theon, who made such attainments in literature and science, as to far surpass An English translation of the pertinent extract from the Ecclesiastical History of Socrates Scholasticus, Book VII, Chapter 15, is given below.The author, Socrates Scholasticus was a 5th century Byzantine historian. How-To Tutorials; Suggestions; Machine Translation Editions; Noahs Archive Project; About Us. Plato and Plotinus, she explained the principles of philosophy to her auditors, from a distance to receive her instructions. for Medieval Studies.The IHSP recognizes the contribution of Fordham University, the This has not survived. Both Socrates Scholasticus and John of Nikiu—and nearly every other text that describes Hypatia’s life—tell the same story of her end, of the actions the Christians took to silence her “power” over Orestes. Both Socrates Scholasticus and John of Nikiu—and nearly every other text that describes Hypatia's life—tell the same story of her end, of the actions the Christians took to silence her "power" over Orestes. Hypatia was born around 355 into the Roman elite and educated by her famed mathematician father Theon; she would live in his house and work alongside him for her entire life. Hypatia (1885) by Charles William Mitchell. Hypatia’s death marked the end of paganism and the triumph of Christianity, ... she not infrequently appeared in public in presence of the magistrates,” wrote Socrates Scholasticus, her contemporary in Constantinople. Damasius described how she “used to … Neoplatonism may be described as a species of dynamic panentheism. The Life of Hypatia by Socrates Scholasticus __Primary Source__ Biographical entry describing her murder. Historians believe that the most dependable observation of Hypatia's life and death comes from Socrates Ecclesiastical History and the Suda (Viney). Reprinted with permission from Alexandria 2 [1993, pp. Some of them, therefore, hurried away by a fierce and bigoted zeal, whose THERE was a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the Neoplatonism may be described as a species of dynamic panentheism. Before that the last edition was the Oxford edition of W. Bright (1893), reprinting the text of Husset (1853). Personal Details and The End. Th… Translation as in Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers. He personally taught her in the arts, literature, mathematics, science and philosophy, pretty much everything he knew. Cinaron, and there burnt them. Socrates Scholasticus: The Murder of Hypatia (late 4th Cent. her from her carriage, they took her to the church called Caesareum, where ), from Ecclesiastical History,Bk VI: Chap. “Neither did she feel abashed in going to an assembly of men. No permission is granted for commercial use. Fordham University, “Medieval Sourcebook: Socrates Scholasticus: The Murder of Hypatia (late 4th Cent.) Other writers include Socrates Scholasticus, who wrote about her in Ecclesiastical History in 440. 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Instead, he reasons that “she fell a victim to the political jealousy which at that time prevailed. the Fordham University Center Ecclesiastical History of Socrates Scholasticus. Her father, Theon, was also a mathematician and philosopher, associated with the Musæum (a pagan temple-cum-philosophical school), and assisted her a good deal in getting her started in her work. Hypatia never married and had no children. Socrates tells us that “they called him a pagan idolater, and applied to him many other abusive epithets. Socrates Scholasticus, Ecclesiastical History, book 7, chapter 14 So Saint Wonderful slipped from sight, his elevation among the realms of the martyrs proving only temporary. Socrates Scholasticus . Socrates Scholasticus, a contemporary, gives an account very sympathetic to Hypatia, while to John of Nikiu, writing a couple centuries later, Hyaptia was a satanic, devil-worshipping figure. tearing her body in pieces, they took her mangled limbs to a place called Having succeeded to the school of Plato and Plotinus, she explained fights, and transactions of that sort. Having succeeded to the school of Plato and Plotinus, she explained the principles of philosophy to her auditors, many of whom came from a distance to receive her instructions. Ecclesiastical History by Socrates Scholasticus (c. 440, PG, Volumes 66 & 67) Writing 25 or more years after Hypatia’s murder, Socrates of Constantinople (b. Having succeeded to the school of Plato and Plotinus, she explained the principles of philosophy to her … 439.] all the philosophers of her own time. Medieval Sourcebook, and other medieval components of the project, are located at "There was a woman in Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher Theon, who made such attainments in literature and science, as to far surpass all the philosophers of her own time. they completely stripped her, and then murdered her with tiles. According to another account (by Socrates Scholasticus) she was killed by an Alexandrian mob under the leadership of the reader Peter. Film: Medieval Both Socrates Scholasticus and John of Nikiu—and nearly every other text that describes Hypatia’s life—tell the same story of her end, of the actions the Christians took to silence her “power” over Orestes. providing web space and server support for the project. Socrates Scholasticus was interpreted as saying that, while she was still alive, Hypatia's flesh was torn off using oyster shells (tiles; the Greek word is ostrakois, which literally means "with or by oystershells" but the word was also used for brick tiles on the roofs of houses and for pottery sherds). In The Historia Ecclesiastica, Socrates Scholasticus says that Hypatia wrote a commentary on Apollonius of Perga’s Conic Sections. As we mentioned before, Alexandria by this time had become a hotbed of different religions, especially alluding to the denominations of both Christianity and Judaism . Ecclesiastical dissensions occupy the foreground, for when the Church is at peace, there is nothing for the church historian to relate (7.48.7). Personal Details and The End. Home > Fathers of the Church > Church History (Socrates Scholasticus) > Book VII. the principles of philosophy to her auditors, many of whom came many of whom came from a distance to receive her instructions. From 382 – 412, the bishop of Alexandria was Theophilus. The Life of Hypatia By Socrates Scholasticus, from his Ecclesiastical History [Socrates Scholasticus was born in Constantinople c. 380, and died c. 450. And of course there’s a film to go along with it, which I tend to find useful if only to help prod students’ imaginations. science, as to far surpass all the philosophers of her own time. * The Greek word is ostrakois, literally "oystershells," away by a fierce and bigoted zeal, whose ringleader was a reader Hypatia of Alexandria was the first woman to make a substantial contribution to the development of mathematics. Hypatia was born around 355 into the Roman elite and educated by her famed mathematician father Theon; she would live in his house and work alongside him for her entire life. of March during Lent, in the fourth year of Cyril's episcopate, For as she had frequent interviews I… The history covers the years 305 to 439, and experts believe it was finished in 439 or soon thereafter, and certainly during the lifetime of Emperor Theodosius II, i.e., before 450. Hypatia’s murder is described in the writings of the fth-century Christian historian, Socrates Scholasticus: \All men did both reverence and had her in admiration for the singular modesty of her mind. Socrates Scholasticus wrote that “she far surpassed all the philosophers of her time,” and was greatly respected for her “extraordinary dignity and virtue.” [Ecclesiastical History] Hypatia’s house was an important intellectual center in a city distinguished for its learning. Yet even she fell a victim to the political Socrates, also called Socrates Scholasticus, Greek Sokrates, (born c. 380, Constantinople—died c. 450), Byzantine church historian whose annotated chronicle, Historia ecclesiastica (“Ecclesiastical History”), is an indispensable documentary source for Christian history from 305 to 439. A few years later, according to one report, Hypatia was brutally murdered by the Nitrian monks who were a fanatical sect of Christians who were supporters of Cyril. And surely not unfrequently appeared in public in presence of the magistrates. being reconciled to the bishop. The current critical edition is that of Hansen (1995). Other History Sourcebooks: African | East Asian | Global | Indian | Islamic | Jewish |  Lesbian and Gay | Science | Women's, Subsidiary SourcebooksAfricanEastern AsianGlobalIndianJewishIslamicLesbian/GayScienceWomen, Special ResourcesByzantiumMedieval MusicSaints' Lives 15. She was known for being very eloquent and virtuous, easily able to hold her own among men. philosopher Theon, who made such attainments in literature and The Life of Hypatia By Socrates Scholasticus, from his Ecclesiastical History [Socrates Scholasticus was born in Constantinople c. 380, and died c. 450. The Internet Historians believe that the most dependable observation of Hypatia's life and death comes from Socrates Ecclesiastical History and the Suda (Viney). not the least opprobrium, not only upon Cyril, but also upon He supposing this to be a snare laid for him by Cyril, exclaimed that he was a Christian, and had been baptized by Atticus the bishop at Constantinople” (Socrates Scholasticus, Ecclesiastical History, book … 380, d.?) Socrates Scholasticus: The Murder of Hypatia (Late 4th Cent) The above source is about a woman known as Hypatia, the female philosopher who was a daughter to a great philosopher called Theon who made great achievements in science and literature to the extent that … Of Hypatia the Female Philosopher. Home; Books; Search; Support. Socrates Scholasticus: the Manuscripts of the "Church History" The Church History of Socrates Scholasticus is a continuation of the Church History of Eusebius of Caesarea.. Theophilus supported the bishopric of Hypatia's pupil Synesius, who describes Theophilus in his letters with love and admiration. His Ecclesiastical History (in Greek, 7 volumes) continues the work of Eusebius for the period from A.D. 305 to 439. with Orestes, it was calumniously reported among the Christian populace, Fordham University, "Medieval Sourcebook: Socrates Scholasticus: The Murder of Hypatia (late 4th Cent.) 15. Hypatia: An Annotated Bibliography Halsall, Paul. Ancient Law THERE WAS a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher He was the first known layperson to write a church history, which he completed c. This text is part of the Internet Medieval Source Book. 15." from Ecclesiastical History, Bk VI: Chap. The story by Socrates Scholasticus written soon after Hypatia's death and the version written by John of Nikiu of Egypt more than 200 years later disagree in considerable detail, although both were written by Christians. * After For Socrates Scholasticus, Hypatia is but one character in a chronicle of competing Christian confessions, her murder a symbol of Cyril’s ongoing mistreatment of the Novatians. (Life of Hypatia, by Socrates Scholasticus) “Some of them, therefore, hurried away by a fierce and bigoted zeal, whose ringleader was Peter (the reader, a high church position in those illiterate times), waylaid her returning home, and dragging her from her carriage, they took her to the church called Caesareum, where they completely stripped her, and then inhumanly butchered her with pottery shards. What comes down to us is similar to the story given by Socrates Scholasticus—Hypatia is a learned woman, esteemed for her knowledge and behavior—but Damascius leaves out the political overtones leading up to her death. After tearing her body in pieces, they took her mangled limbs Socrates, also called Socrates Scholasticus, Greek Sokrates, (born c. 380, Constantinople—died c. 450), Byzantine church historian whose annotated chronicle, Historia ecclesiastica (“Ecclesiastical History”), is an indispensable documentary source for Christian history from 305 to 439. 82-84). of massacres, fights, and transactions of that sort. but the word was also applied to brick tiles used on the roofs of houses. Factfile: Hypatia of Alexandria. ‘On a​ fatal day, in the holy season of Lent, Hypatia was torn from her chariot, stripped naked, dragged to the church, and inhumanly butchered by the hands of Peter the reader, and a troop of savage and merciless fanatics: her flesh was scraped from her bones with sharp oyster shells, and her quivering limbs were delivered to the flames.’ By Jonathan MS Pearce • May 15, 2013 • 1 comment. Of the many accounts of Hypatia's death, the most complete is the one written around 415 by Socrates Scholasticus and included in the Historia Ecclesiastica (Ecclesiastical History).. wrote a history of the Church covering 305 – 439 in an effort to continue the work of Eusebius of Caesarea. Hypatia (b. ca. her carriage, they took her to the church called Caesareum, where This has not survived. Other writers include Socrates Scholasticus, who wrote about her in Ecclesiastical History in 440. the whole Alexandrian church. THERE was a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher Theon, who made such attainments in literature and science, as to far surpass all the philosophers of her own time. Having succeeded to the school of Plato and Plotinus, she explained the principles of philosophy to her auditors, many of whom came from a distance to receive her instructions. Yet even she fell victim to the political The Sourcebook is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted Although the IHSP seeks to follow all applicable copyright law, Fordham University is not Theophilus was militantly opposed to Iamblichean Neoplatonism and, in 391, he demolished the Serapeum. Having succeeded to the school of Hypatia was an associate of Orestes, the Roman political leader of Alexandria and a rival of the Christian bishop Cyril for control of the city. Socrates Scholasticus’ account is the closest in time to the events and clearly states that Hypatia “fell a victim to the political jealousy which at that time prevailed”. 82-84). Socrates Scholasticus presents Hypatia’s murder as entirely politically motivated and makes no mention of any role that Hypatia’s paganism might have played in her death. Film: Ancient In The Historia Ecclesiastica, Socrates Scholasticus says that Hypatia wrote a commentary on Apollonius of Perga’s Conic Sections. Hypatia's Death . distribution in print form for educational purposes and personal This affair brought admired her the more. Haar tijdgenoot, de christelijke historicus Socrates Scholasticus, schetst het volgende portret van haar in zijn Kerkgeschiedenis : Er was in Alexandrië een vrouw met de naam Hypatia, dochter van de filosoof Theoon, die in de literatuur en wetenschap zo succesvol was, dat zij alle filosofen van haar tijd overtrof. nothing can be farther from the spirit of Christianity than the allowance For all men on account of her extraordinary dignity and virtue Hypatia never married and had no children. Ecclesiastical History, Socrates Scholasticus Orestes, the governor of … and virtue admired her the more. interviews with Orestes, it was calumniously reported among the under the tenth consulate of Honorius, and the sixth of Theodosius. Hypatia's murder] brought not the least opprobrium, not only upon Cyril, but also upon the whole Alexandrian church. This has not survived. Socrates Scholasticus was hence interpreted as saying that, while she was still alive, Hypatia's flesh was torn off using oyster shells (tiles; the Greek word is ostrakois, which literally means "with or by oystershells" but the word was also used for brick tiles on the roofs of houses and for pottery sherds). In Alexandria there was a woman named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher Theon, who made such big attainments in literature and science, that she surpassed all the philosophers of her own time. Church historian; b. c. 380 (Constantinople), d. c. 450. jealousy which at that time prevailed. The Ecclesiastical History eBook: Scholasticus, Socrates, Boer, Paul, Zenos, A.C.: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store Ecclesiastical History, Socrates Scholasticus Orestes, the governor of … Hypatia never married and had no children. Hypatia was an associate of Orestes, the Roman political leader of Alexandria and a rival … the tenth consulate of Honorius, and the sixth of Theodosius. jealousy which at that time prevailed. Ecclesiastical History of Socrates Scholasticus. Afterward, the men proceeded to mutilate her and, finally, burn her limbs. Last modified June 1997. According to another account (by Socrates Scholasticus) she was killed by an Alexandrian mob under the leadership of the reader Peter. Unless otherwise indicated the specific electronic form of the The purpose of the history is to continue the work of Eusebius of Caesarea (1.1). The contemporary Christian historiographer Socrates Scholasticus described her in Ecclesiastical History: “ There was a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher Theon, who made such attainments in literature and science, as to far surpass all the philosophers of her own time. Instead, he reasons that “she fell a victim to the political jealousy which at that time prevailed. Hypatia’s death marked the end of paganism and the triumph of Christianity, the final act of a one-hundred-year-old feud waged by the new religion against the ancient world. Hypatia (Oudgrieks: ... Behalve Socrates Scholasticus schreef zijn tijdgenoot, de niet-niceense historicus Philostorgius, een hoofdstuk over Hypatia, dat alleen in een epitome werd bewaard, waarschijnlijk geschreven door een niceense bisschop in het 9e-eeuwse Constantinopel. Hypatia's death in 415 is authenticated by an ancient, nearly contemporary, account of the church historian Socrates Scholasticus (Valesius, 1680; Deakin, 1996, pp. Hypatia’s murder is described in the writings of the fth-century Christian historian, Socrates Scholasticus: \All men did both reverence and had her in admiration for the singular modesty of her mind. For as she had frequent For Socrates Scholasticus, Hypatia is but one character in a chronicle of competing Christian confessions, her murder a symbol of Cyril’s ongoing mistreatment of the Novatians. halsall@murray.fordham.edu, The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is located at the History Department of  Fordham University, New York. An English translation of the pertinent extract from the Ecclesiastical History of Socrates ... Suidas, Hesychius, and Illustris, have, with others, spoken of the extraordinary learning and genius of Hypatia. they completely stripped her, and then murdered her with tiles. This happened in the to a place called Cinaron, and there burnt them. not only upon Cyril, but also upon the whole Alexandrian church. Hypatia's death in 415 is authenticated by an ancient, nearly contemporary, account of the church historian Socrates Scholasticus (Valesius, 1680; Deakin, 1996, pp. Socrates Scholasticus praises Hypatia and deplores her murder, writing: "This affair [i.e. Film: Modern, Medieval Sourcebook: There was a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher Theon, who made such attainments in literature and science, as to far surpass all the philosophers of her own time. Home | Ancient History Sourcebook | Medieval Sourcebook |  Modern History Sourcebook | Byzantine Studies Page On account Socrates Scholasticus was interpreted as saying that, while she was still alive, Hypatia's flesh was torn off using oyster shells (tiles; the Greek word is ostrakois, which literally means "with or by oystershells" but the word was also used for brick tiles on the roofs of houses and for pottery sherds). the institutional owner, and is not liable as the result of any legal action. Neither did she feel abashed in coming to an assembly of men. texts related to medieval and Byzantine history. Permission is granted for electronic copying, use. For as she had frequent interviews with Orestes, it was calumniously reported among the Christian populace that it … Theophilus also permitted Hypatia herself to establish close relationships with the Roman prefects and other promi… Theon, who made such attainments in literature and science, as to far surpass An English translation of the pertinent extract from the Ecclesiastical History of Socrates Scholasticus, Book VII, Chapter 15, is given below.The author, Socrates Scholasticus was a 5th century Byzantine historian. How-To Tutorials; Suggestions; Machine Translation Editions; Noahs Archive Project; About Us. Plato and Plotinus, she explained the principles of philosophy to her auditors, from a distance to receive her instructions. for Medieval Studies.The IHSP recognizes the contribution of Fordham University, the This has not survived. Both Socrates Scholasticus and John of Nikiu—and nearly every other text that describes Hypatia’s life—tell the same story of her end, of the actions the Christians took to silence her “power” over Orestes. Both Socrates Scholasticus and John of Nikiu—and nearly every other text that describes Hypatia's life—tell the same story of her end, of the actions the Christians took to silence her "power" over Orestes. Hypatia was born around 355 into the Roman elite and educated by her famed mathematician father Theon; she would live in his house and work alongside him for her entire life. Hypatia (1885) by Charles William Mitchell. Hypatia’s death marked the end of paganism and the triumph of Christianity, ... she not infrequently appeared in public in presence of the magistrates,” wrote Socrates Scholasticus, her contemporary in Constantinople. Damasius described how she “used to … Neoplatonism may be described as a species of dynamic panentheism. The Life of Hypatia by Socrates Scholasticus __Primary Source__ Biographical entry describing her murder. Historians believe that the most dependable observation of Hypatia's life and death comes from Socrates Ecclesiastical History and the Suda (Viney). Reprinted with permission from Alexandria 2 [1993, pp. Some of them, therefore, hurried away by a fierce and bigoted zeal, whose THERE was a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the Neoplatonism may be described as a species of dynamic panentheism. Before that the last edition was the Oxford edition of W. Bright (1893), reprinting the text of Husset (1853). Personal Details and The End. Th… Translation as in Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers. He personally taught her in the arts, literature, mathematics, science and philosophy, pretty much everything he knew. Cinaron, and there burnt them. Socrates Scholasticus: The Murder of Hypatia (late 4th Cent. her from her carriage, they took her to the church called Caesareum, where ), from Ecclesiastical History,Bk VI: Chap. “Neither did she feel abashed in going to an assembly of men. No permission is granted for commercial use. Fordham University, “Medieval Sourcebook: Socrates Scholasticus: The Murder of Hypatia (late 4th Cent.) Other writers include Socrates Scholasticus, who wrote about her in Ecclesiastical History in 440. 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