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Beautifully written, absolutely fascinating
on 24 January 2015
Beautifully written,absolutely fascinating. The last brilliant days of Neoplatonism, Plotinus, Hermes Trismegistus, Origen. The lethal tensions between the populist Christians and the patrician pagans. The genius and tragedy of Hypatia. Sober, scholarly but gripping. Brings to life the forgotten world of the Gnostics.