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Antinous

[ an-tin-oh-uhs ]

noun

, Classical Mythology.
  1. the chief suitor of Penelope, killed by Odysseus upon his return from Troy.


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Hadrian built a city dedicated to his deceased lover Antinous, had coins minted with his visage and commissioned statues that portrayed him as Osiris, the Egyptian god of the afterlife.

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Opposite is a lovely Antinous, in no mythological character, but in simple, melancholy beauty.

To the relief of Antinous Winckelmann gave the place of honour which it now occupies.

The statues of Antinous fully realise Keats's ideal of Endymion.

But history only whets our curiosity, for ancient writers are neglectful or tantalisingly bald in their allusions to Antinous.

This is Antinous, who now makes the most elaborate defense of the case of the Suitors that is to be found in the poem.

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