Hephaestion – Macedonian nobleman and general of Alexander’s army
Lucian wrote in his book On Slips of the Tongue that Hephaestion stayed the whole night with Alexander in the latter’s tent.
Diogenes of Sinope accused Alexander of being “ruled by Hephaestion’s thighs”.
Arrian tells of an account on Alexander’s great grief when Hephaestion died. He says Alexander “flung himself on the body of his friend and lay there nearly all day long in tears, and refused to be parted from him until he was dragged away by force by his Companions."