Antinoüs

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Antinoüs

(ăntĭn`ōəs), c.110–130, favorite of Emperor Hadrian, b. Bithynia. He was with the emperor constantly until on a journey in Egypt he was drowned in the Nile—some say in saving Hadrian's life. His beauty was legendary, and Hadrian mourned him greatly, had him deified, founded the city of Antinoöpolis in Egypt in his honor, and seems to have renamed the youth's birthplace Antinoöpolis. A cult was inaugurated in his honor, coins were struck with Antinoüs' head on them, and many busts and statues were made.
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New Heroes in Antiquity: from Achilles to Antinoos.
New heroes in antiquity; from Achilles to Antinoos.
It is a splendid contemporary portrait of the Emperor Hadrian's favourite, Antinoos, in a mysterious black stone, like sard, broken but repaired in gold, and with traces of an inscription.
In a way other Romans were doing the same thing; the statues of Antinoos which generally unsympathetic writers such as Kenneth Clark have admired, are actually more closely aligned to a widespread tradition than generally realised; only here, the cascading hair and mournful visage of heart-stopping beauty is actually fitted to an appropriately youthful body of Apollo or Dionysos.
Picture then the evening when Odysseus, his son Telemachus, and his shepherds have just killed all the suitors, including Antinoos, who was generous and would have been favored by Penelope.
In what Eco would call a descriptive process of unlimited semiosis, (4) he is described, like the Homeric Odysseus and the modernist Ulysses, as he attempts to free his Penelope from the suitors Antinoos and Blazes "Hugh" Boylan.
this killer--hero, i suppose--has decimated antinoos and the rest: