Antinous Mondragone at the Louvre Museum. Games held in honour of Antinous were held in at least 9 cities, and included both athletic and artistic components. The original review may be viewed here. Basking in year-round sunshine, its rugged rocky landscape blends seamlessly with smooth sandy beaches. Associations, Funerals, Sociality, and Roman Law:
Antinous remained a figure of cultural significance for centuries to come; as Vout noted, he was "arguably the most notorious pretty boy from the annals of classical history".
He focused on its spread within the Greek lands, and in Summer travelled these areas promoting it by presenting Antinous in a syncretised form with the more familiar deity Hermes. Amir Chaghlil 2 months ago. Weekend in Athens 2 Days Gay Tour. The cult of Antinous was never as large as those of well established deities such as ZeusDionysusDemeteror Asclepiosor even as large as those of cults which were growing in popularity at that time, such as Isis or Serapisand was also smaller than the official imperial cult of Hadrian himself. Follow Follow this blog Get every new post delivered right to your inbox. Researcher Johanna Hypatia-Cybelaia writes that lesbian and gay devotees worshipped her as Artemis Orthia, and that lesbian port Pamphilia referred to the goddess in hymn as Artemis Pergaea.
Isis seated right welcoming the Greek heroine Io as she is borne into Egypt on the shoulders of the personified Nile, as depicted in a Roman wall painting from Pompeii. It is generally agreed, although not proven, that Antinous was also initiated at that time. Associating his cult with malevolent magic, they argued that Hadrian had imposed his worship through fear. However, Lambert asserted that this was unlikely because it lacked any supporting historical evidence, and because Antinous himself seemingly exerted little influence over Hadrian, thus meaning that an assassination served little purpose. Conversely, opposing this possibility is the fact that Hadrian disliked human sacrifice and had strengthened laws against it in the Empire. A welcoming basin, protected from extreme weather has been inhabited for aeons. Because the evidence for widespread sexual activity between men in antiquity is so extensive, it is rare to find contemporary hate groups invoking classical Greece in support of homophobia.