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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Penisher rated it it was amazing Jul 12, Some contemporary Neo-Pagan groups have re-sacralized Antinous. The Classicist Caroline Vout noted that most of the texts dealing with Antinous’s biography only dealt with him briefly and were post-Hadrianic in date, thus commenting that “reconstructing a detailed biography is impossible”.

Perhaps there is rather too much speculation, though this is inevitable given the limited and ambiguous surviving textual evidence, antinohs of which is Christian and therefore hostile. These comparisons begin, so far as the evidentiary record goes, with the patristics, all of whom strongly rejected the comparisons.

Beloved and God: The Story of Hadrian and Antinous

Want to Read saving…. Images of other classical paragons of male beauty, Adonis and Endymionare also mentioned in the same context. Possibly also joining them was Lucius Aninous Commodusa young aristocrat whom Antinous might have deemed a rival to Hadrian’s affections.


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View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 hadriab links As a result of this, the Christian poet Prudentius denounced his worship inwhile a set of seven contorniates depicting Antinous were issued, based upon the designs of those issued in the s. Antinous Ecouenfrom Villa Adriana at Tivoli.

Known as the Antinoeiathey would be held annually for several centuries, being noted as the most important in Egypt. Laura rated it really liked it Aug 22, I would have liked to have seen a transcript of the obelisk inscription included as an appendix, rather than the many quotes scattered through antinois book.

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Relief, as Sylvanus, National Museum of Rome. Bust of Antinous in the Palazzo Altemps museum in Rome. The Emperor Hadrian spent much time during his regime touring his Empire, and arrived in Claudiopolis in Junewhich was probably when he first encountered Antinous. Antinous accompanied Hadrian during his attendance of the annual Eleusinian Mysteries in Athens, and was with him when he killed the Marousian lion in Libya.

The author re-creates the glory and decadence of the Roman Empire ripe for decline.

The city of Antinopolis was erected on the site of Hir-we. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. At the time, Antinous’ fame was increased by the work of fiction and writers and scholars, many of whom were not gay or lesbian. In Fernando Pessoa wrote a long poem entitled Antinousbut he only published it inclose to the end of World War Hadrin, in a slim volume of English verse. Australian National University Library.


Beloved and God: The Story of Hadrian and Antinous by Royston Lambert

In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. As Bacchus, Capitoline Museums. While virtually everything is in doubt author Lambert does adduce a series of plausible hypotheses regarding the nature of their relationship and the circumstances of the youngster’s death. In some inscriptions he is identified as a divine hero, in others as a god, and in others as both a divine hero and a god.

Antinopolis continued to grow into the Byzantine era, being Christianised with the conversion of the Empire, however it retained an association with magic for centuries to come.

University of Texas Press. Hadrian Bagration rated it it was amazing Jun 13, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This book appears to cover everything there is to cover about the relationship of the Roman emperor Hadrian and his early-deceased, then immortalized, young male companion probably lover Antinous. Subjects Hadrian, Emperor of Rome,

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