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Antinous was a constellation south of Aquila. According to a tale, an oracle told emperor Hadrian that only death of his most beloved person would save him from a great danger. It is said that Antinous, a beautiful teenage boy loved by Hadrian, saved the man by drowning in the Nile. For his memory Hadrian created the constellation in 132. Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... The term Aquila can refer to several things: Aquila is Latin for eagle. ... An Oracle is a person or agency considered to be a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinion; an infallible authority, usually spiritual in nature. ... Roman Emperor is the title historians use to refer to rulers of the Roman Empire, after the epoch conventionally named the Roman Republic. ... Emperor Hadrian Publius Aelius Traianus Hadrianus (January 24, 76-July 10, 138), known as Hadrian in English, was Roman emperor from 117-138, and a member of the gens Aelia. ... The Nile in Egypt Length 6 695 km Elevation of the source 1 134 m Average discharge 2 830 m³/s Area watershed 3 400 000 km² Origin  Africa Mouth  the Mediterranean Basin countries Uganda - Sudan - Egypt The Nile (Arabic: النيل an-nÄ«l), in Africa, is one of the two... Events Simon bar Kokhba and Rabbi Eleazar start a war of liberation against the Romans, which is crushed by emperor Hadrian. ...

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The Star of Antinous (516 words)
This constellation Antinous was accepted by astronomers almost for the next two thousand years, appearing on star maps up until the nineteenth century.
When the Nova of Antinous showed its face in the sky, the constellation of the boy-god, held in the wings of the Eagle was low on the horizon.
Antinous as Ganymede is the cupbearer, the water carrier, and the symbol of Aquarius.
Antinous - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (443 words)
Antinous or Antinoös (Greek: Αντινοος, born circa 110 or 111 AD, died 130 AD), lover of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, was born to a Greek family in Bithynion-Claudiopolis, in the province of Bithynia in what is now north-west Turkey.
Antinous as Osiris, from Hadrian Villa in Tivoli.
In Greek mythology, Antinous, or Antinoös, son of Eupeithes, was the leader of Penelope's suitors and was the first to be killed by Odysseus.
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