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Theano and Hypatia

Mr. Potato and Vanilla Bear
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Matthew McDevitt

on 17 September 2012

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Theano Theano and Hypatia Born in Italy in 546 BC
She was the daughter of Brontinus
She was well educated and in her life wrote a treatise about the "Golden Mean". A Treatise is a more in depth explanation. Theano of Crotona Theano went to Samos to hear Pythagors speak
The married when she was 36
They had five kids, Damo, Myia, and Arignote (three daughters) also Mnesarchus and Telauges (two sons) Theano and Pythagors The Golden Mean and Ratio Theano wrote about the "Golden Mean" When Pythagoras died she took over the Pythagorean school of wisdom
She made all of her daughters and one of her sons philosophers
She Taught Math
She had published four writings: Collection Cujacius, Aurel. Allob.1606, Gale's Opuscal Mythologica 1671, Wolfs' Mulierum Graecarum Fragmenta, 1739, and the last one Conrad Orelli's Socratis et Socraticorum, Pythagorae et Pythagoreorum, quae ferunter Epistolae 1815. Theano summary Born 350 AD
She's a Greek Neoplatonist philosopher in Roman Egypt Hypatia Hypatia belonged to the Academy of Athens and went through good schooling.
She was killed by a christian mob after being accused of exacerbating a conflict between two prominent figures. Hypatia cont. Hypatia cont. *Daughter of the mathematician Theon
Alexandricus.
*Educated at Athens.
*Became head of the Platonist school in
Alexandria. Works She has no written work
Most of her work was with her father, Theon Alexandricus.
This was typical for females in the time of Antiquity Works A commentary on the 13-volume Arithmetica by Diophantus.
A commentary on the Conics of Apollonius.
Edited the existing version of Ptolemy's Almagest.
Edited her father's commentary on Euclid's Elements
She wrote a text "The Astronomical Canon". (Either a new edition of Ptolemy's Handy Tables or the aforementioned Almagest.) Contributions She charted celestial bodies
Used the hydrometer to measure relative density.
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