Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hypatian Hypotheses

Over at Armarium Magnum Tim O'Neill posted about Hypatia and the Library of Alexandria a year ago, and again more recently. In case that's not enough for you, Michael Flynn has posted a brief afterthought on the subject, "The Mean Streets of Old Alexandria". Here are the links:

Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V
Part VI
Part VII
Part VIII
Part IX

Enjoy.

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4 comments:

JohhnyontheSpot said...

Ah, Flynn always knows how to make history come alive.

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Say, maybe he and James might want to collaborate on a new book?

I'm just saying...men with similar gifts might be wise to pool those gifts in the interests of literature and learning.

Baerista said...

This is incredibly good. I'm so glad someone took the pains to compose a historical synopsis of this sort. It's well-researched and the perfect antidote to all the folks out there claiming that Amenábar's movie was in some way "authentic" or "plausible".

Humphrey said...

This is great, although I suspect it'll delay the arrival of Flynn's next book for quite some time.

TheOFloinn said...

Na. Dzielska did all the heavy lifting. I just did laid out the whole thing as a chronology including the backstory and the sequelae.