discobolus

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discobolus

(dɪsˈkɒbələs) or

discobolos

n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) (in classical Greece) a discus thrower
2. (Art Terms) a statue of a discus thrower
[C18: from Latin, from Greek diskobolos, from diskos discus + -bolos, from ballein to throw]

discobolus

1. a discus thrower.
2. cap., italics. the famous 5th-century B.C. statue by Myron of a discus thrower.
See also: Athletics
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Citaba a Marte, Zeus, Menelao, Troya y los discobolos de Esparta, colocando en situacion de paridad a los modernistas brasilenos y a quienes esperaban "ver erguirse el sol atras del Partenon en ruinas" (11).
Myron himself made his statue, maybe even more perfect than Discobolos.
An honors college student athlete will be featured in the near future, a symbol of distinction somewhat akin to Myron's Discobolos (Discus Thrower).
In them, we see the lean body of an Asian man in his early thirties--tense, perhaps desperate, yet resilient; he assumes poses like that of the crouching Discobolos or a coiled-up fetus, and often his figure seems caught in agony or some kind of spasm.
En su ocioso deambular, Heredia constata como el garbo y las lentejuelas de las bailarinas y mafiosos de antano se ha marchitado, dando origen a una escena urbana a medio camino entre el expresionismo y el grotesco: "observe a los clientes de aspecto patibulario" (30), "El paseo Ahumada estaba poblado de estatuas humanas: vaqueros, soldados romanos, filosofos griegos, vampiros, discobolos, astronautas, fantasmas de tunicas blancas" (42), "Camine y luego de un rato comence a ver a los hombres que yacian en las veredas, cubiertos de frazadas y grandes trozos de carton" (58).
Grecian Goddess, to accompany her necklace, gold bracelet, and Greek-key bordered wrap, has a picture of the Parthenon, a model of the Discobolos in bronze, and an image of the Delphi Charioteer.
Por eso, danzan con tanta gracia con los bailarines o se abren, gozosamente impudicos, en esas muchachas exhibicionistas que parecen ofrecer su intimidad, o se trenzan con los muslos del adversario en los combates de lucha libre, o se doblan o reclinan o tumban o flexionan con los discobolos, golfistas o patinadores o mudan en bancos o chaise-longues o interponen como un biombo para proteger de las miradas indiscretas a esas mujeres recostadas en poses de odaliscas que parecen preparadas para hacer el amor.
Curtis is director of Discobolos Consulting Services, a West Los Angeles think tank specializing in human behavior, health care and political research and industrial consultation.