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the Art of the Feminine is Hypatia of Alexandria, portrayed by actress Rachel Weisz in the 2009 movie Agora, directed by Alejandro Amenábar, which focuses on Hypatia's final years.


Hypatia-- great scholar of Alexandria. philosopher, mystic, mathematician (groundbreaking work in development of algebra), astronomer, credited with the astrolabe. violently murdered, flayed alive by mob of 'Christians' as she was suspected of witchcraft (a woman in a position of power).