Friday, April 01, 2005

Myron's Discus Thrower

Discus Thrower 1
Discus Thrower 1, originally uploaded by mharrsch.
This Roman copy of Myron's Discus Thrower is the centerpiece for a display about the importance of athletics to the ancient Romans. Myron, one of the most famous Greek sculptors of the 5th century B.C.E., lived in Athens. His original work, entitled Discobolus, was thought to represent the perfect athletic form.

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