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]
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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.
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.