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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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Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies. On 13 Octoberin Toronto, the Canadian Opera Company premiered “Hadrian” the second opera by Rufus Wainwright, which tells the tale of the Emperor’s grief and his all consuming need to discover the details surrounding Antinous’s death.

I found the lengthy discussions of art, mostly sculptural, to be rather boring and suspiciously subjective. Perhaps there is rather too much speculation, though this is inevitable given the limited stlry ambiguous surviving textual evidence, much of which is Christian and therefore hostile.

Amazing read with many details about Antinous and many beautiful photos. In late September or early OctoberHadrian and his entourage, among them Antinous, assembled at Heliopolis to set sail upstream as part of a flotilla along the River Nile.

Antinous – Wikipedia

National Library of Australia. The retinue included officials, the Prefect, army and naval commanders, as well as literary and scholarly figures.


Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Antinous is seen walking with the other gods to war in Neil Gaiman ‘s novel American Gods.

Associating his cult with malevolent magic, they argued that Hadrian had imposed his worship through fear. Published New York, NY: In order to set up a list amtinous libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Check copyright status Cite this Title Beloved and God: From the Pederastic to the Divine”.

Nile Princess rated it really liked it Sep 05, Want to Read saving…. Lambert described Antinous as “the one person who seems to have connected most profoundly with Hadrian” throughout the latter’s life.

These comparisons begin, so far as the evidentiary record goes, with the patristics, all of whom strongly rejected the comparisons.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is unknown exactly where Antinous’ body was buried. A “sexually ambivalent” young man ‘Murugan Mailendra’ in Aldous Huxley ‘s Island is likened to Antinous, and his lover Colonel Dipa an older man to Hadrian, after the narrator discovers the two are having a secret affair. For those who cannot get enough of the true story of Hadrian and his beloved Antinous.

Beloved and God: The Story of Hadrian and Antinous – Royston Lambert – Google Books

A comprehensive and highly readable account of the Emperor Hadrian’s love for and deification of Antinous. He had become the favourite of Hadrian bywhen he was taken on a tour of the Empire as part of Hadrian’s personal retinue.


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.

Moureco rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Known as the Antinoeiathey would be held annually for several centuries, being noted as the most important in Egypt.

Beloved and God: The Story of Hadrian and Antinous

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stiry The Journal of Roman Studies. These 11 locations in All: Hadrian “turned to [Greek sculptors] to perpetuate the melancholy beauty, diffident manner, and lithe and sensuous frame of his boyfriend Antinous,” [89] creating in the process what has been described as “the last independent creation of Greco-Roman art”.

However, Lambert asserted that this was unlikely because it lacked any supporting hdarian evidence, and because Antinous himself seemingly exerted little influence over Hadrian, thus meaning that an assassination served little purpose. Unlike some other treatments, his is sympathetic.