Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes. Africa: Vol. XXIV. 187679.
Egypt, Nubia, and Abyssinia: Ensené (Antinoë)
Thomas Gold Appleton (18121884)
The oracle at Besa declared that a great danger threatened Adrian, unless some person very dear to him should offer his life in propitiation. Antinoüs, a favorite of the Emperor, on hearing this, threw himself into the Nile as an offering. To his memory Adrian built the city of Antinoë.