Portraits of Antinous

Part of a statue of Antinous depicted as Apollo, 130-138 AD, from the Via dei Fori Imperiali Rome Centrale Montemartini, Rome
Bust of Antinous, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Aquileia
Bust of Antinous with Greek inscription, (AD 130–138), discovered in Balanea, Syria in 1879. Private collection

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2 thoughts on “Portraits of Antinous”

  1. It’s interesting, don’t you think…that while most writers on Roman history are male, those on Hadrian have a fair number of women writers (Speller, Yourcenar, you). It would be fascinating to know the reason why. Do you think Antinous and his relationship with Hadrian plays a role? Perhaps Hadrian’s relationship with Sabina?

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