Starry Night by Vincent VanGogh (above) and reimagined by Alex Ruiz (below)
“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.” -Socrates of Constantinople
Hypatia was a mathematician, astronomer, and Platonic philosopher. According to the Byzantine encyclopedia The Suda, her father Theon was the last head of the Museum at Alexandria.
Hypatia’s prominence was accentuated by the fact that she was both female and pagan in an increasingly Christian environment. Shortly before her death, Cyril was made the Christian bishop of Alexandria, and a conflict arose between Cyril and the prefect Orestes. Orestes was disliked by some Christians and was a friend of Hypatia, and rumors started that Hypatia was to blame for the conflict. In the spring of 415 C.E., the situation reached a tragic conclusion when a band of Christian monks seized Hypatia on the street, beat her, and dragged her body to a church where they mutilated her flesh with sharp tiles and burned her remains.
A woman can preach, a woman can work, a woman can fight, can rule, can conquer, can destroy — just as much as a man can.
Love, humour, freedom
Love, Youth, Success
beauty, happiness, freedom
INTELLIGENCE, TIME, MONEY
Beauty, Intelligence, Love
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Bella and Edward - New stills from BDP2.
There will be an informal session at the Beltane Sewing Circle this coming Thursday (6pm til 10pm) with Blues, Board Members and past Group Organisers to help anyone with their last minute questions about being a GO for this year’s Samhuinn festival. We’ll have copies of the application form to fill in, and can offer extra help for those who are daunted by paperwork, or have never GO’ed before! We’ll be in Room G25 (Ground Floor) of Arts Complex.
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