posted on Jun, 11 2021 @ 12:24 AM
a reply to: BlackArrow
is not a Hollywood movie. It's Spanish.
I liked the movie because I don't think that I'd ever heard of Hypatia before.
It's like this: Historians don't always know the details, it's this might have happened or else this other thing happened.
When writing a
script, the writer must actually choose one or the other. Movies would suck if every few minutes the screen would go black with a notice "WE DON'T
KNOW WHAT HAPPENED NEXT. PLEASE STAND BY."
As far as I'm concerned, the movie did a very good job of depicting what the social conditions in Alexandria may very well have been at the time when
the Emperor in Rome decided that Christianity was thence to be the official religion rather than one of the legal religions. Suddenly, the Christian
Cult has all the status.
*(see edit below)
converting for the status and influence gain. Suddenly the local
Bishop is elevated to a very high position. Naturally, the mad competition to hold that position would ensue.
What I've read in other places is that Hypatia was highly regarded by all factions at the time. One side of the Bishop fight probably thought "Well if
she isn't supporting me, then she certainly won't live to support that other guy."
The word pagan
is often used as a pejorative, demeaning civilized religions that don't happen to be Abrahamic Monotheistic. What I mean is the
Alexandrians switched from Serapis Cult to Jesus Cult, because social standing can only be enhanced by being of the same cult as the Emperor.
edit on 11-6-2021 by pthena because: (no reason given)