Hypatia of Alexandria in a painting

Hypatia of Alexandria in a painting

View the broadcast, Tonight in prime time on Rai Premium, of the film Agora, which tells the tragic story of Hypatia (O Ippazia) of Alexandria, “rispolvero” short post I wrote in 2010 for the portal notizie.it on the occasion of the film in cinamatografiche salt; the work is instructive, well acted and has the advantage of bringing to the general public aware of a female character that we are too often forgotten guiltily.

 

 

 

Rechel Weisz plays Hypatia in the movie Agora

Rechel Weisz plays Hypatia in the movie Agora

And 'these days in Italian cinemas the film Agora, which tells the human story, historical and dramatic of a courageous young woman who lived in the fourth century A.D., Hypatia of Alexandria, born between 350 and the 370 d.C.

Daughter of Teone, the girl was educated in a free and perfectly educated so, and has become a famous mathematics, Astronomers e philosopher, lover of culture and free thought, animator of a significant school-gym cultural and educational importance.

But his ideas extremely rationalist attracted the hatred of the Bishop Cirillo and the most fanatical and intransigent Christians; the woman, without being intimidated by the constant threats continued undeterred on its way, until one day he was brutally murdered: a group of Christians extremists surrounded, He blinded her and massacred by throwing stones.

In the movie "Agora" the part of Hypatia He is played by Rechel Weisz, while the director is Alejandro Amenabar (photo: homolaicus.com e giudiziouniversale.t).