Thursday, October 30, 2008


This Day in the History of the Deaths of Good Looking Guys

On this day in 130, A. D., Antinous, friend and perhaps lover of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, died before his 21st birthday when he drowned in the Nile. Whether it was an accident, suicide, murder or religious sacrifice is a fact lost to history. Hadrian responded by deifying Antinous, which is one reason there are about 20 busts and statues of the lad still extant.


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