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21) assigned him from the Bithynian garrison, which consisted of at least two cohorts (Speidel 1983:13 with n.
Antinous, the emperor's Bithynian lover, died under dubious circumstances in Egypt in AD 130 at the age of about twenty, probably by drowning himself in the Nile in order to avert an evil omen threatening the emperor.
Antinous's current title as the "face of the antique" echoes Oscar Wilde's invocation of the ancient Bithynian as a counterpart for the ever youthful Dorian Gray.