According to another account (by Socrates Scholasticus) she was killed by an Alexandrian mob under the leadership of the reader Peter. Socrates of Constantinople (Greek: Σωκράτης ὁ Σχολαστικός; c. 380 – after 439), also known as Socrates Scholasticus, was a 5th-century Christian church historian, a contemporary of Sozomen and Theodoret. Hypatia's Death . 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. This has not survived. AD 350–370, d. 415) was an Alexandrine Neoplatonist philosopher in Egypt who was the first well-documented woman in mathematics. tearing her body in pieces, they took her mangled limbs to a place called distribution in print form for educational purposes and personal Ecclesiastical History, Socrates Scholasticus Orestes, the governor of … She was best known as a teacher, eventually becoming the head of the Alexandrian neoplatonic school. the whole Alexandrian church. Socrates Scholasticus praises Hypatia and deplores her murder, writing: "This affair [i.e. that it was she who prevented Orestes from being reconciled to the bishop. the tenth consulate of Honorius, and the sixth of Theodosius. AD 350–370, d. 415) was an Alexandrine Neoplatonist philosopher in Egypt who was the first well-documented woman in mathematics. The Sourcebook is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted interviews with Orestes, it was calumniously reported among the from Ecclesiastical History,Bk VI: Chap. 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. She was known for being very eloquent and virtuous, easily able to hold her own among men. Of Hypatia the Female Philosopher. 15." The IHSP is a project independent of Fordham University. The Life of Hypatia by Socrates Scholasticus __Primary Source__ Biographical entry describing her murder. 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 principles of philosophy to her auditors, many of whom came the institutional owner, and is not liable as the result of any legal action. Home; Books; Search; Support. fights, and transactions of that sort. The Ecclesiastical History eBook: Scholasticus, Socrates, Boer, Paul, Zenos, A.C.: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store 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. It relates in simple Greek language what the Church experienced from the days of Constantineto the writer's time. 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”. This affair brought Hypatia (b. ca. her from her carriage, they took her to the church called Caesareum, where Ecclesiastical dissensions occupy the foreground, for when the Church is at peace, there is nothing for the church historian to relate (7.48.7). many of whom came from a distance to receive her instructions. Fordham University, “Medieval Sourcebook: Socrates Scholasticus: The Murder of Hypatia (late 4th Cent.) Neoplatonism may be described as a species of dynamic panentheism. named Peter, waylaid her returning home, and dragging her from Theon, who made such attainments in literature and science, as to far surpass The Internet 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 … 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. The purpose of the history is to continue the work of Eusebius of Caesarea (1.1). 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. 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). but the word was also applied to brick tiles used on the roofs of houses. This happened in the month Due to the fact that wiki has some great starter articles, and I don’t necessarily have the time to write some of my own, but feel that there are some people who deserve greater notoriety. for Medieval Studies. Personal Details and The End. Hypatia never married and had no children. 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. He was the first known layperson to write a church history, which he completed c. 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. they completely stripped her, and then murdered her with tiles. Socrates Scholasticus: The Murder of Hypatia (late 4th Cent.) document is copyright. Yet even she fell victim to the political 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. 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). 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. By Jonathan MS Pearce • May 15, 2013 • 1 comment. Film: Medieval © Paul Halsall June 1997 Although the IHSP seeks to follow all applicable copyright law, Fordham University is not 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. For all men on account of her extraordinary dignity and virtue 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. Factfile: Hypatia of Alexandria. He personally taught her in the arts, literature, mathematics, science and philosophy, pretty much everything he knew. Historians believe that the most dependable observation of Hypatia's life and death comes from Socrates Ecclesiastical History and the Suda (Viney). 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. 439.] for Medieval Studies.The IHSP recognizes the contribution of Fordham University, the Her contemporary, Socrates Scholasticus, describes her in his 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. Hypatia was an associate of Orestes, the Roman political leader of Alexandria and a rival … How-To Tutorials; Suggestions; Machine Translation Editions; Noahs Archive Project; About Us. 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. 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).. 82-84). 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. Home > Fathers of the Church > Church History (Socrates Scholasticus) > Book VII. Featuring the Church Fathers, Catholic Encyclopedia, Summa Theologica and more. halsall@murray.fordham.edu, The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is located at the History Department of  Fordham University, New York. ringleader was a reader named Peter, waylaid her returning home, and dragging Instead, he reasons that “she fell a victim to the political jealousy which at that time prevailed. Medieval Sourcebook, and other medieval components of the project, are located at Some of them therefore, hurried the Fordham University Center providing web space and server support for the project. If you do reduplicate the document, indicate the source. Hypatia never married and had no children. Ancient Law Hypatia's death in 415 is authenticated by an ancient, nearly contemporary, account of the church historian Socrates Scholasticus (Valesius, 1680; Deakin, 1996, pp. 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. Permission is granted for electronic copying, Film: Modern, Medieval Sourcebook: Medieval Law philosopher Theon, who made such attainments in literature and Fordham University History Department, and the Fordham Center for Medieval Studies in From 382 – 412, the bishop of Alexandria was Theophilus. Socrates tells us that “they called him a pagan idolater, and applied to him many other abusive epithets. Socrates Scholasticus: The Murder of Hypatia (late 4th Cent. This happened in the Despite being no fan of Cyril, he does not attribute her assassination to his instigation, though he makes it clear that it happened because of his political conflict with the prefect. 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. And surely nothing can be farther Plato and Plotinus, she explained the principles of philosophy to her auditors, Cinaron, and there burnt them. Hypatia's murder] brought not the least opprobrium, not only upon Cyril, but also upon the whole Alexandrian church. Other History Sourcebooks: African | East Asian | Global | Indian | Islamic | Jewish |  Lesbian and Gay | Science | Women's, Subsidiary SourcebooksAfricanEastern AsianGlobalIndianJewishIslamicLesbian/GayScienceWomen, Special ResourcesByzantiumMedieval MusicSaints' Lives Hypatia was hunted down and kidnapped by a magistrate called Peter and his fellow Christians and taken to the church at Caesareum. This affair brought not the least opprobrium, pleadings, Hypatia refused to abandon her ideas and convert to Christianity. away by a fierce and bigoted zeal, whose ringleader was a reader 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.. nothing can be farther from the spirit of Christianity than the allowance Instead, he reasons that “she fell a victim to the political jealousy which at that time prevailed. Film: Ancient 439.] they completely stripped her, and then murdered her with tiles. © Site Concept and Design: Paul Halsall created 26 Jan 1996: latest revision 20 January 2021 [CV], created 26 Jan 1996: latest revision 20 January 2021 [, Fordham University Center Theophilus also permitted Hypatia herself to establish close relationships with the Roman prefects and other promi… He was the first known layperson to write a church history, which he completed c. 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. This has not survived. In The Historia Ecclesiastica, Socrates Scholasticus says that Hypatia wrote a commentary on Apollonius of Perga’s Conic Sections. Some of them, therefore, hurried away by a fierce and bigoted zeal, whose to a place called Cinaron, and there burnt them. Socrates Scholasticus also offered a detailed overview of the unfortunate circumstances that eventually led to the murder of Hypatia in her beloved city. Pagan Memory Calendar This is the life of Hypatia in the version by Socrates Scholasticus, told in his Historia Ecclesiastica; English translation based on the Italian version found on … Having succeeded to the school of Personal Details and The End. Scholasticus' account. Fordham University, "Medieval Sourcebook: Socrates Scholasticus: The Murder of Hypatia (late 4th Cent.) Th… I… “Neither did she feel abashed in going to an assembly of men. of massacres, fights, and transactions of that sort. 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. And of course there’s a film to go along with it, which I tend … 380, d.?) from the spirit of Christianity than the allowance of massacres, Hypatia of Alexandria was the first woman to make a substantial contribution to the development of mathematics. ‘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.’ As head of the Platonist school at Alexandria, she also taught philosophy and astronomy. 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. For as she had frequent interviews in presence of the magistrates. This text is part of the Internet Medieval Source Book. of the cultivation of her mind, she not unfrequently appeared in public 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. Neither did she feel abashed in going to Hypatia (b. ca. not the least opprobrium, not only upon Cyril, but also upon Socrates of Constantinople. Hypatia (1885) by Charles William Mitchell. In The Historia Ecclesiastica, Socrates Scholasticus says that Hypatia wrote a commentary on Apollonius of Perga’s Conic Sections. "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. science, as to far surpass all the philosophers of her own time. Neoplatonism may be described as a species of dynamic panentheism. texts related to medieval and Byzantine history. admired her the more. her carriage, they took her to the church called Caesareum, where 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. On account of the self-possession and ease of manner, which she Afterward, the men proceeded to mutilate her and, finally, burn her limbs. 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”. For as she had frequent interviews with Orestes, it was calumniously reported among the Christian populace that it … Likewise, Damascius remembers her as pagan martyr in an increasingly hostile Christian age (this, of course, in spite of the close ties she kept with church-going intellectuals throughout her career). from Ecclesiastical History, Bk VI: C… Christian populace, that it was she who prevented Orestes from 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. Damasius described how she “used to … month of March during Lent, in the fourth year of Cyril's episcopate, under 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. from Ecclesiastical History, Bk VI: Chap. 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. wrote a history of the Church covering 305 – 439 in an effort to continue the work of Eusebius of Caesarea. Ecclesiastical History, Socrates Scholasticus Orestes, the governor of … Unless otherwise indicated the specific electronic form of the Ecclesiastical History of Socrates Scholasticus. Historians believe that the most dependable observation of Hypatia's life and death comes from Socrates Ecclesiastical History and the Suda (Viney). Hypatia: An Annotated Bibliography Halsall, Paul. Socrates Scholasticus . The current critical edition is that of Hansen (1995). 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 was hunted down and kidnapped by a magistrate called Peter and his fellow Christians and taken to the church at Caesareum. His Ecclesiastical History (in Greek, 7 volumes) continues the work of Eusebius for the period from A.D. 305 to 439. Other writers include Socrates Scholasticus, who wrote about her in Ecclesiastical History in 440. jealousy which at that time prevailed. And surely nothing can be farther from the spirit of Christianity than the allowance of massacres, fights, and transactions of that sort." 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, 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. of March during Lent, in the fourth year of Cyril's episcopate, Reprinted with permission from Alexandria 2 [1993, pp. of the self-possession and ease of manner, which she had acquired in consequence 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. 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. 15. 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. 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 . This is the life of Hypatia in the version by Socrates Scholasticus, told in his Historia Ecclesiastica; English translation based on the Italian version found on the site Maat, we would like to thank.. 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. not unfrequently appeared in public in presence of the magistrates. On account After tearing her body in pieces, they took her mangled limbs Knowledge about the life of Socrates Scholasticus comes exclusively from his work Historia Ecclesiastica (Church History), which is, however, one of the most reliable works of historical writing. The Life of Hypatia By Socrates Scholasticus, from his Ecclesiastical History [Socrates Scholasticus was born in Constantinople c. 380, and died c. 450. This has not survived. Wherefore she had great spite and envy owed unto her, and because Translation as in Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers. an assembly of men. Yet even she fell a victim to the political under the tenth consulate of Honorius, and the sixth of Theodosius. Having succeeded to the school of Plato and Plotinus, she explained being reconciled to the bishop. 82-84). Theophilus supported the bishopric of Hypatia's pupil Synesius, who describes Theophilus in his letters with love and admiration. Ecclesiastical History by Socrates Scholasticus (c. 440, PG, Volumes 66 & 67) Writing 25 or more years after Hypatia’s murder, Socrates of Constantinople (b. 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. Ecclesiastical History of Socrates Scholasticus. Little is known about Socrates. Last modified June 1997. 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. * After Neither did she feel abashed in coming to an assembly of men. No permission is granted for commercial use. Personal Details and The End. 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. * The Greek word is ostrakois, literally "oystershells," 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. all the philosophers of her own time. THERE WAS a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher had acquired in consequence of the cultivation of her mind, she THERE was a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the Before that the last edition was the Oxford edition of W. Bright (1893), reprinting the text of Husset (1853). For all men on account of her extraordinary dignity 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 … from a distance to receive her instructions. Having succeeded to the school of Plato and Plotinus, she explained the principles of philosophy to her … Despite this, Theophilus tolerated Hypatia's school and seems to have regarded Hypatia as his ally. jealousy which at that time prevailed. Home | Ancient History Sourcebook | Medieval Sourcebook |  Modern History Sourcebook | Byzantine Studies Page Hypatia: An Annotated Bibliography Halsall, Paul. 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. (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. Other writers include Socrates Scholasticus, who wrote about her in Ecclesiastical History in 440. 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. For as she had frequent Hypatia's death in 415 is authenticated by an ancient, nearly contemporary, account of the church historian Socrates Scholasticus (Valesius, 1680; Deakin, 1996, pp. with Orestes, it was calumniously reported among the Christian populace, Hypatia never married and had no children. and virtue admired her the more. use. 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. According to another account (by Socrates Scholasticus) she was killed by an Alexandrian mob under the leadership of the reader Peter. According to this account, in 415 a feud began over Jewish dancing exhibitions in Alexandria, which attracted large crowds and were commonly prone to civil disorder of varying degrees. 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