Saturday, 10 October 2009

Agora: Amenabar and Hypatia

Spanish filmmaker Alejandro Amenabar is bringing the story of Hypatia and the fall of the Library of Alexandria to the big screen in his new epic film, Agora, starring Rachel Weisz as Hypatia, the last worker of The Library of Alexandria.
Hypatia was a mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and librarian working in a man’s world in 4th century A.D. Egypt before a Christian *mob violently murdered her, destroyed the Library of Alexandria, and brought about the beginning of the Dark Ages. Hypatia *struggled to *preserve scientific *knowledge *amid militant Christianity. But she failed. The Christians declared her a witch, *stripped her, *dragged her body through the streets, and burned her at the *stake before destroying the library, leading the Western world into a thousand years of darkness. She died a hero and a martyr for science and reason.
mob - multitud
struggle - luchar
preserve - conservar
knowledge - conocimiento
amid - en medio de, entre
stripped - desnudar, quitar la ropa
dragged - arrastrar
stake - estaca

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