Embassy of the Republic of Poland
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
6:30-9:00 p.m.
(doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Embassy of the Republic of Poland
2640 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Embassy of the Republic of Poland cordially invites to a lecture

Hypatia of Alexandria
the Lady Philosopher of Late Hellenism

by Professor Maria Dzielska

followed by a commentary
by Professor Juliana Geran Pilon

Professor Maria Dzielska will speak about the Hypatia of Alexandria - a Greek philosopher, brilliant mathematician, eloquent neo-Platonist, and a woman renowned for her beauty, who was brutally murdered by a mob in Alexandria in 415.

Maria Dzielska is a professor of Roman and Early Byzantine History at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Her book "Hypatia of Alexandria", published by Harvard University Press, has been translated into 8 languages. It was named Outstanding Academic Book of 1995 in Philosophy by Choice Magazine and Best History Book of 1995 by American Book-of-the-Month Club. Dzielska is also the author of, among others, "Apollonius of Tyana in Legend and History", a work on a Greek divine man, miracle-worker and Pythagorean philosopher.

Juliana Geran Pilon is a professor of politics and culture and the Director of the Center for Culture and Security at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. She published widely in international affairs and philosophy.

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