Friday, February 17, 2023

The Worship of Antinous, Inscriptiones Latinae Orelli 823


Antinoo et Beleno par aetas formaque par est;

Cur non Antinous sit quoque qui Belenus.  [Inscr. Orell.823]


Antinous and Belenus* are equal in age and beauty,

So why can’t Antinous also be like Belenus [i.e., a god?]


*Belenus was the name of an Italian god of light and healing, usually associated with Apollo  

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