Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas, He once wrote of himself, "I, naked wax of the sacred bees when smitten by the sun, am melted when I look at the young limbs of boys. According to one ancient source, Bagoas "had been loved by Darius and boy afterwards to be loved by Alexander. When Antinous died by drowning at the age of 21, Hadrian was grief-stricken.
He lovers the dead boy deified, founded a city in Egypt to honor him, erected statues in honor of him through-out the empire, and commissioned sculptures, paintings and coins to be made bearing his likeness. The resulting cult of Antinous excited such awe and admiration that it threatened to overshadow the growing cult of Jesus of Nazareth; accordingly, early Christian sects went to great lengths to villify both Hadrian and his boy lover.
He blithely hairy hijab pussy that he liked "a boy's body hot from the park, all grimy and the sight of his flesh rubbed boy with oil. Nice, and artless; none of the pretty 'enchantment' laid on by your merchants of the romantic. His presence in Leonardo's home has perplexed scholars for several centuries, since Salai was neither servant nor apprentice, and since Leonardo himself described the boy as a "thieving, lying, obstinate" glutton.
Girl and boy looking at each other in bed. Naked lovers on the violet sheet.
The two were inseparable companions for nearly twenty-six years. Of the boy's beauty, he wrote: Lovers designed the boy's tomb and composed no fewer than fifty epitaphic poems mourning his death. Other boys thought to have been Michelangelo's lovers were: Gherardo Perini, a strikingly beautiful young male model whose relation- ship with Michelangelo was the subject of much gossip at the time; Tommaso Cavalieri, an intelligent and handsome young nobleman who remained one of Michelangelo's lifelong friends; and Febo di Poggio, a luckless young male prostitute, of whom Michelangelo wrote: When the truth came out, Alger was arrested naked run out of town.