Results 1 – 27 of 27 Beloved and God: The Story of Hadrian and Antinous by Lambert, Royston and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles. This volume investigates the mysteries that surround how this obscure Greek boy came to dominate the powerful emperor Hadrian. The author re-creates the. Why did he become a God? in Beloved and God, Royston Lambert tackles all the mysteries the story presents. With many illustations of the people and places.

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In Tipping the Velvet novel by Sarah Waters and its television adaptationthe lesbian protagonist Nan Astley dresses as Antinous for a costume party held by her partner.

Why did he become a god? Hadrian, Emperor of Rome, They hunted down the lion, and although the exact events are unclear, it is apparent that Hadrian saved Antinous’ life during their confrontation dtory it, before the beast itself was killed.

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Relief, as Sylvanus, National Museum of Rome. In Les Miserablesthe character Enjolras is likened qnd Antinous. In this story, Suetonius is a witness to the events before and after Antinous’s death by suicide, but learns that he himself was used as an instrument to trick Antinous into killing himself willingly to fulfill a pact made by Hadrian with Egyptian priests to give Hadrian more time to live so that Marcus Aurelius may grow up to become the next Emperor.

Hadrian was devastated by the death of Antinous, and possibly also experiencing remorse. Following his death, Hadrian deified Antinous and founded an organised cult devoted to his worship that spread throughout the Empire. Favorites, Royal — Italy — Rome — Biography. There are various potential origins for the name “Antinous”; it is possible that he was named after the character of Antinous, who is one of Penelope ‘s suitors in Homer ‘s epic poem, the Odyssey.


I found the lengthy discussions of art, mostly sculptural, to be rather boring and suspiciously subjective.

Beloved and God: The Story of Hadrian and Antinous

Boston Museum of Fine Arts. To encourage Egyptians to integrate with this imported Greek culture, he permitted Greeks and Egyptians in the city to marry and allowed the main deity of Hir-we, Besto antinoua to be worshipped in Antinopolis alongside the new primary deity, Osiris-Antinous. Hadrian, Emperor of Rome. From there, they headed to Egypt.

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This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat Mustafa Al-Laylah rated it it was amazing Dec 12, Shami rated it it was amazing Sep 12, State Library of South Australia. We were aand to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search.

One possibility is that he was murdered by a conspiracy at antinkus. University of Newcastle Library. Viewing the religion as a blasphemous rival to Christianity, they insisted that Antinous had simply been a mortal human and condemned his sexual activities with Hadrian as immoral.

In Fernando Pessoa wrote a long poem entitled Antinousbut he only published it zndclose to the end of World War I, in a slim volume of English verse.


From there they headed to Asia Minorsettling in Antioch in Junewhere they were based for a year, visiting SyriaArabiaand Judea.

Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”? The High Empire, A. Antinous as Osirisfound in the ruins of Hadrian’s villa during andd 18th century. Another possibility is that Antinous represented a voluntary human sacrifice.

Jan 11, Simon rated it really liked it Shelves: Such a societal institution of pederasty was not indigenous to Roman gpd, although storry was the norm in the upper echelons of Roman society by the early 2nd century and was widely socially accepted. Amazing read with many details about Antinous and many beautiful photos. These 2 locations in New South Wales: In the 2nd century Roman Empire, a belief that the death of one could rejuvenate the health of another was widespread, and Hadrian had been ill for many years; in this scenario, Antinous could have sacrificed himself in the belief that Hadrian would have wnd.

Conversely, opposing this possibility is the fact that Hadrian disliked human sacrifice and had strengthened laws against it in the Empire. Nile Princess rated it really liked it Sep 05, Antinous and Homosexual Fantasy”. Other aspects of the book were of much greater interest. Want to Read saving….