Hypatia-- great scholar of Alexandria. philosopher, mystic, mathematician (groundbreaking work in development of algebra), astronomer, credited with the astrolabe. violently murdered, flayed alive by mob of 'Christians' as she was suspected of witchcraft (a woman in a position of power).
[Commodus - Joaquin Phoenix. Gladiator] "You wrote to me once, listing the four chief virtues: Wisdom, justice, fortitude and temperance. As I read the list, I knew I had none of them. But I have other virtues, father. Ambition. That can be a virtue when it drives us to excel. Resourcefulness, courage, perhaps not on the battlefield, but... there are many forms of courage. Devotion, to my family and to you. But none of my virtues were on your list.