ANTINOUS

ΑΝΤΙΝΟΥΣ

A son of Eupeithes of Ithaca, and one of the suitors of Penelope, who during the absence of Odysseus even attempted to make himself master of the kingdom and threatened the life of Telemachus. (Hom. Od. xxii. 48, &c., iv. 630, &c., xvi. 371.) When Odysseus after his return appeared in the disguise of a beggar, Antinous insulted him and threw a foot-stool at him. (Od. xviii. 42, &c.) On this account he was the first of the suitors who fell by the hands of Odysseus. (xxii. 8, &c.)

Penelope and the Suitors, by John William Waterhouse (1849-1917), English Pre-Raphaelite painter

Penelope and the Suitors, by John William Waterhouse (1849-1917), English Pre-Raphaelite painter