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The murder of ancient Alexandria's greatest scholar
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. [Directed by Biljana Labovic, narrated by Susan Zimmerman, music by Stephen LaRosa].