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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'Numismatique d'Antinoos,' Journal international d'archeologie numismatique 16: 33-70.
Jones C (2010) New Heroes in Antiquity, From Achilles to Antinoos. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Penelope is just as blind as Antinoos; he cannot see his doom, she, her joy.
New Heroes in Antiquity: from Achilles to Antinoos. Revealing Antiquity 18.
Chapter 7, "Antinoos," presents "the most far-reaching of all heroizations of antiquity" and considers evidence and political motivations for its dissemination (75).
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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.
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.
A life-like torso labeled Antinoos beloved of the Emperor Hadrian who died in the flower of his youth in 4th Century B.C.