Antinous, Archaeology and History*

  title={Antinous, Archaeology and History*},
  author={Caroline Vout},
  journal={Journal of Roman Studies},
  pages={80 - 96}
  • Caroline Vout
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • History
  • Journal of Roman Studies
Antinous was the young, male lover of Hadrian. His premature death in A.D. 130 led to an oddly extravagant commemoration. Post-Renaissance he became one of the most collectable portrait types. This article re-examines the corpus of portraits as it is currently configured. Its primary aim is not to exclude or add pieces but to question the criteria on which inclusion and exclusion are based. This questioning cuts to the heart of issues of identification, dating, and authenticity which impact on… 
Remembering Anniversaries at Roman Ostia: The dies natalis of Antinous, Hero and Divine Being
Abstract:In the 170s C.E. at Ostia, the benefactor of an association focused on enlarging an unnamed temple decided to establish an annual banquet on 27 November. The day was not chosen at random; it
Visions of Narcissus from the Late Imperial Period Remarks on the Statue of Narcissus from Callistratus’ Ekphraseis
  • A. Hajdu
  • History
    Sapiens ubique civis
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In his longest ekphrasis (5), Callistratus (fl. probably in 4th century AD) uses enargeia and phantasia to depict vividly Narcissus’ marble sculpture and to evoke the tragic fate of the young boy.
Mode and Model in the Flavian Female Portrait
Portraits of the Flavian imperial women, Julia Titi and Domitia Longina, bear a new coiffure that sets them off from portraits of Julio-Claudian women. The coiffure, with its high brim of curls, or
Greek Statues, Roman Cults and European Aristocracy: Examining the Progression of Ancient Sculpture Interpretation
In 1747 Frederick II of Prussia acquired a rare and highly valuable statue from antiquity and gave it the description of Antinous (the ill-fated lover of the Roman Emperor Hadrian). Although the
The myth of return: restoration as reception in eighteenth-century Rome
This article explores how themes and questions developed within the field of reception studies can be usefully applied to the study of the restoration of ancient sculpture. It focuses on a
Simulacra Civitatum at Roman Corinth
Abstract:In the early a.d. 120s, Hadrian employed the Peloponnesian Achaian League to unify the cities of the province Achaia. Roman Corinth's role as urban leader of the League may have been
Corinth in Context
In this book, archaeologists, classicists, and specialists in Christian origins examine the social and religious life of ancient Corinth. The interdisciplinary contributions present new materials and
Gender, Identity and the Body in Greek and Roman Sculpture
Gender and the Body in Greek and Roman Sculpture offers incisive analysis of selected works of ancient art through a critical use of cutting-edge theory from gender studies, body studies, art history
Egypt in Italy: Visions of Egypt in Roman Imperial Culture
Introduction: from Egypt to Italy 1. Egyptian objects, Roman contexts: appropriation and aesthetics 2. Aegyptus Redacta: Augustus' obelisks and the spoils of Egypt 3. The sanctuary of Isis in
Deviance and disaster : rationalising sexual morality in Western Christian discourses, AD 390-AD 520
This thesis argues that the transition from traditional Roman ideas of sexual behaviour to idealised Christian sexual behaviour was a reactionary process, for which the period from AD 390 to AD 520


The Ancient Art of Emulation: Studies in Artistic Originality and Tradition from the Present to Classical Antiquity
This volume of essays examines the question of copying and other forms of artistic imitation and emulation in relation to Greek and Roman art, focusing particularly on sculpture and painting in the
Collection of the Duke of Devonshire; panels from the Arco di Portogallo and Arch of Marcus Aurelius, Museo del Palazzo dei Conservatori
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Wife-beating: Philostr., VS 555; Suet., Ner. 35.3; W. Ameling, 'Tyrannen und schwangere Frauen
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Pompeo Batoni's portrait of an unidentified aristocrat
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A portrait of Polydeukion
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