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The murder of ancient Alexandria's greatest scholar - Soraya Field Fiorio

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In the city of Alexandria in 415 CE, the bishop and the governor were in a fight. It started with a disagreement over the behavior of a militia of monks, and ended with an accusation of witchcraft leveled against one of the most powerful figures in the city: Hypatia, philosopher and advisor to the city’s leaders. Who was Hypatia and why was she deemed a threat? Soraya Field Fiorio investigates.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Soraya Field Fiorio
  • Director Biljana Labović
  • Narrator Susan Zimmerman
  • Art Director Elsa Esteban
  • Animation Elsa Esteban
  • Music Stephen LaRosa
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler