(c. 370—415) Greek philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(c. 370–415),

Greek philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician. Head of the Neoplatonist school at Alexandria, she wrote several learned treatises as well as devising inventions such as an astrolabe. She was murdered by a Christian mob opposed to her Neoplatonist philosophy.

Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Science and Mathematics.

Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.