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22 Antinous Statue in Archaeological Museum in Delphi, Greece

Roman emperor Hadrian traveled extensively throughout his empire during his reign (117 – 138 AD). His marriage was contentious and maintained as a political advantage, so his wife Sabina rarely went with him. Instead, his constant companion and lover for many years was a teenager named Antinous. The Greek term for such a youth in a relationship with an older man was eromenos meaning beloved. Antinous mysteriously died in 130 AD at the age of 19. Hadrian then declared him a god, created a cult in his name plus ordered temples and statues to be erected across the empire. This marble statue of Antinous was uncovered near the Temple of Apollo in 1894. The cult sculpture is one of many treasures in the Delphi Archaeological Museum.

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Archaeological Museum, Delphi 330 54, Greece

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