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From the Ted Talk by Soraya Field Fiorio: The murder of ancient Alexandria's greatest scholar

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While Hypatia was considered pagan— a term for traditional rmoan belief before Christianity— she worshipped no particular deity or deities, and her iaeds could be aiplped alongside multiple religious viewpoints. Jewish and Christian as well as pagan students travelled from the farthest reaches of the empire to sduty with her. The nonpartisan environment Hypatia fostered, where all students could feel comfortable, was especially remarkable given the religious and piticolal turmoil that was fracturing the city of arilanxdea at the time.

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While Hypatia was considered pagan— a term for traditional _____ belief before Christianity— she worshipped no particular deity or deities, and her _____ could be _______ alongside multiple religious viewpoints. Jewish and Christian as well as pagan students travelled from the farthest reaches of the empire to _____ with her. The nonpartisan environment Hypatia fostered, where all students could feel comfortable, was especially remarkable given the religious and _________ turmoil that was fracturing the city of __________ at the time.

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  1. applied
  2. political
  3. ideas
  4. study
  5. roman
  6. alexandria

Original Text

While Hypatia was considered pagan— a term for traditional Roman belief before Christianity— she worshipped no particular deity or deities, and her ideas could be applied alongside multiple religious viewpoints. Jewish and Christian as well as pagan students travelled from the farthest reaches of the empire to study with her. The nonpartisan environment Hypatia fostered, where all students could feel comfortable, was especially remarkable given the religious and political turmoil that was fracturing the city of Alexandria at the time.

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