Antinous as Dionysus or the Ghost of Christmas Present?

December 7, 2013 at 8:47 pm 2 comments

Antinous, beloved of Hadrian, cherished by me, festooned as Dionysus or the Ghost of Christmas Present?

Antinous, beloved of Hadrian, cherished by me, festooned as Dionysus – or the Ghost of Christmas Present?

Inspired by my recent real life odyssey to the ancient Roman world:
Ephesus (Turkey),
Herculaneum,
Pompeii,
Oplanti,
the Villas of Stabia,
Tiberius’s Villa in Capri,
Hadrian’s Tivoli Compound,
and glorious Ostia Antica,
my dear Antinous is festooned this Christmas in ivy and gold.

Is he Dionysus? Or the Ghost of Christmas Present from my all-time favorite classic film, A Christmas Carol?

Either way, he is still history’s most beautiful man. At least, he gets my vote.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ann Calhoun  |  December 7, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    He looks ready to party. Welcome home, World Traveler. I can’t wait to hear the tales!

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    • 2. Sandra Gore  |  December 10, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      The Great Odyssey 🙂 It was remarkably satisfying to see that my vision of Elektra’s Roman world was so perfectly in tune with the luxurious villas, paved avenues and monumental edifices of Ephesus, Herculaneum and Ostia. There might be something to this channeling, after all.

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