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Antinous
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(Ἀντίνοος; Antínoos).

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[1] Most unrestrained of the suitor

From Ithaca, son of Eupeithes, the most unrestrained of the suitors. He perpetrated numerous futile attacks on Telemachus (Hom. Od. 4,660-73; 16,364-92), threw the stool at Odysseus transformed into a beggar (17,462-5) and brought about the competition with Irus (18,434-39). Odysseus' first arrow hit him (22,8) [1].

Bibliography

1 O. Touchefeu-Meynier, LIMC 6.1, 632, no. 3.

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Antinous”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 29 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e124400>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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