Tuesday, June 8, 2010

One to watch

Hypatia, as those of you who have may seen or read Carl Sagan's Cosmos, was a scientist at the Great Library of Alexandria in its last days.

The film is called Agora.



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1 comment:

  1. I saw the movie last weekend in New York and loved Weisz's performance as Hypatia. Amenabar did distort some history in service to his art, but that's what artists do. I've posted a "history behind the film" on my blog (http://faithljustice.wordpress.com/)for those who want to know what really happened during this time period. I'd also recommend "Hypatia of Alexandria" by Maria Dzielska (Harvard University Press, 1995,) a very readable biography, for anyone who wants to know more about the historical Hypatia.