The Great Greek Women Who Made a Lasting Impact in Egypt
In this final week, we look at two remarkable women – one a great Queen of Egypt and the other a famous scientist – who go down in the history books as the last great women of Ancient Egypt.
Cleopatra VII is perhaps the most famous queen of history. Known for legendary charms and ability to seduce two great Roman leaders: Julius Caesar and Marc Antony. As we shall see, her beauty was coupled with a brilliant mind, outstanding leadership skills and strong will.
Hypatia of Alexandria was not a queen – but a remarkable female scientist and teacher who lived in the 4th century CE, during a turbulent time in Alexandria’s history. She was a Neo-platonist philosopher and the world’s leading mathematician and astronomer. Don’t miss her fascinating story – as the last great heroine of Ancient Egyptian civilization!
In the series:
Sept. 21: Queens of the Old Kingdom
Sept. 28: Great Queens of the Early New Kingdom
Oct. 5: Queens of the Later New Kingdom
Oct. 12: Queen Cleopatra VII & Hypatia The Scientist