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Dive into the life of one of Ancient Romes most powerful figures, Hypatia of Alexandria, a renowned scholar and political advisor to the city's leaders.

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In the city of Alexandria in 415 CE, the bishop and the governor were in a fight. It started with a disagreement over the behavior of a militia of monks, and ended with an accusation of witchcraft leveled against one of the most powerful figures in the city: Hypatia, philosopher and advisor to the citys leaders. Who was Hypatia and why was she deemed a threat? Soraya Field Fiorio investigates.

Lesson by Soraya Field Fiorio, directed by Biljana Labovic.
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