The Death of Hypatia and the End of Fate

By Gerald Everett Jones

Biography & memoir, Education & teaching, Religion & spirituality | eBook, Audiobook


In this historical essay, the author correlates the few details known about the death of the last Greek-speaking philosopher with the religious and political revolution that overtook her. Centuries earlier, Egyptian priest Manetho and Greek mystic Timotheus created the cult of Sarapis at the behest of pharaoh Ptolemy Soter. Hypatia’s identification with this religion got her killed and her works suppressed, but the philosophy today’s scholars call Hellenic Neoplatonism was rediscovered in the Renaissance and then again in the New Age.



Gerald Everett Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from the College of Letters, Wesleyan University. He is the author of seven novels, including a series of three satiric Rollo Hemphill misadventures, the adult melodrama "Christmas Karma," the crime story "Choke Hold," the father-son comedy "Mr. Ballpoint," and the historical thriller "Bonfire of the Vanderbilts." He coauthored the nonfiction memoir "The Light in His Soul: Lessons from My Brother's Schizophrenia." He has also written more than 25 nonfiction books on business and technical subjects and is an award-winning screenwriter. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America, Women's National Book Association, Dramatists Guild, and the Independent Writers of Southern California. His business title "How to Lie with Charts" has become something of a classic on the subject of presentation design. He is the host of the GetPublished! Radio show.


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Gerald Everett Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from the College of Letters, Wesleyan University. He is the author of seven novels, including a series of three satiric Rollo Hemphill misadventures, the adult melodrama "Christmas Karma," the crime story "Choke Hold," the father-son comedy "Mr. Ballpoint," and the historical thriller "Bonfire of the Vanderbilts." He coauthored the nonficti...


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