Charlotte Booth’s new book, Hypatia: Mathematician, Philosopher, Myth, illuminates the legacy of a remarkable woman whose story is as fascinating as it is tragic. Hypatia was a renowned mathematician and philosopher, an educator and inventor who lived in Alexandria during the fourth century CE. But she was also a victim of political and religious violence, accused of witchcraft and murdered by a mob. Booth’s book explores Hypatia’s life and work, tracing her intellectual achievements and examining the enduring myths and legends that surround her legacy. It’s a compelling read that sheds new light on one of history’s most important and enigmatic figures.