Second, she was not killed as a danger to society - she was murdered because she was believed to be at the center of a political controversy between the Governor of Alexandria and the Bishop. As an unrepentant Pagan, the Christians murdered her out of religious fervor, not because she was a danger.
Unlike in the movie, they did not merely stone her - they flayed her alive with roofing tiles.
It was a great tragedy - horrific, in fact. It is a shame that such a great figure was treated so vilely.
I really love this. It reminds me a little of Baron Adolf De Meyer's portrait of Elsie Ferguson with the backlighting. Really great image and feeling.