Anyway, here are a few links that won't steer you too far wrong:
- Ypatia of Alexandria (a mathematician's appreciation of Hypatia)
- Hypatia of Alexandria: Mathematician, Astronomer, and Philosopher (from the Alexandria Journal folks)
- Hypatia, Ancient Alexandria’s Great Female Scholar (Smithsonian Magazine)
- Hypatía of Alexandria: Pagan philosopher, scientist, mathematician, and civic leader (Max Dashu)
- Synesius of Cyrene (includes extensive collection of Synesius' writings)
- Hypatia of Alexandria: Mathematician, Astronomer, and Philosopher an article by Nancy Nietupski published in Number 2 of the Alexandria Journal, starting on page 57.
- Hypatia: The Martyr of Pagans and the feminist movement (a somewhat idiosyncratic site hosted at polyamory.org)
The complex combination of rationalism and empiricism which Ptolemy professes to adopt insists, among other things, on a crucial role for experimental tests of provisional theory-based results. Here, as we shall see, the word 'experimental' is to be construed in a strict sense that will seem surprisingly modern. I hope to show beyond a reasonable doubt that Ptolemy understood very well what conditions must be met if experimental tests are to be fully rigorous, and that he had a clear and persuasive conception of the roles they should be assigned in a well conducted scientific project.