AntinousProtege of Emperor Hadrian (c. 110 CE - 130 CE) Romans / Historical Persons
Antinous was a young man of the entourage of emperor Hadrian and he followed Hadrian on his numerous travels around the empire. Antinous died under unknown circumstances on the Nile, which left Hadrian devastated by sorrow.
Hadrian deified Antinous and ordered the construction of temples for the worship of Antinous all over the empire (the many surviving statues are probably from these temples) and entire towns were dedicated to the memory of Antinous.
The nature of their relationship is unknown. It could have been a lasting homosexual relationship, or Antinous could simply have been the son Hadrian never had.
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The pictures above are taken in the following locations:
- Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark (2 photographs - prints not available )
- Pio-Clementine Museum, Vatican Museums, Vatican City State (2 photographs - prints not available )
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA (1 photograph - prints not available )
- Arch of Constantine - Triumphal arch celebrating the victory of Constantine I over Maxentius, 312 CE (Rome, Italy)
- Hadrian's Villa - Luxurious imperial villa from the first century CE (Tivoli, Lazio, Italy)
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