Antinous: The Face of the Antique – exhibition in Leeds

Antinous: The Face of the Antique

The first exhibition dedicated to the mythical image of Antinous, the beautiful youth and lover of the Emperor Hadrian who drowned in the Nile before his 20th birthday. In his grief, the emperor commissioned busts and statues of the boy, spreading his cult throughout the Roman Empire. There are more sculptures attached to his name than almost any other figure in classical antiquity. Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (0113 246 7467), until Aug 27.

Apropos of Antinous, you might like to look at Mary Beard's blog. See my previous post.

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  1. Does Mary mention Antinous specifically?

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