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How much do you know about Hypatia? [quiz]

This July, the OUP Philosophy team honours Hypatia (c. 355—415)  as their Philosopher of the Month. An astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, and active public figure, Hypatia played a leading role in Alexandrian civic affairs. Her public lectures were popular, and her technical contributions to geometry, astronomy, number theory, and philosophy made Hypatia a highly regarded teacher and scholar. She was at one time the world’s foremost mathematician.

But how well do you know Hypatia’s life and work? Test your knowledge with the quiz below!

Quiz image credit: Portrait of Hypatia by Jules Maurice Gaspard. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Featured image credit: Photo of monument in Alexandria by Ben Snooks. CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.


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