In the movie "Agora" an ultimatum is given to Hypatia, either she adopts Christianity or the prefect would not be able to protect her anymore. Hypatia chooses the latter and is subsequently murdered. Although this is most probably not based on true historical events, it prompted the question of why Hypatia seemed so opposed to Christianity. Most of her pupils had already converted during her lifetime, and some even became bishops, and Hypatia was on friendly terms with them.
It is widely assumed that Hypatia was murdered because of her affiliations with paganism. Although it is known that Hypatia was a neoplatonist, and neoplatonism is not at all related to paganism, Hypatia could have still been considered a pagan in Christian eyes as they wouldn't be able to differentiate between a neo-platonist and a pagan. Given that the pagans in Alexandria were persecuted at that time why did she not adopt Christianity out of fear? I read that lots of Romans converted out of fear, paganism has even been outlawed in some areas. Were the Neoplatonists opposed to Christianity on philosophical grounds? Or was she simply unaware that she was in danger?