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discobolus (dɪsˈkɒbələs) or
, pl -li
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]
1. a discus thrower.See also: Athletics
2. cap., italics. the famous 5th-century B.C. statue by Myron of a discus thrower.
References in periodicals archive
Some of the most famous classical bronzes such as the Doryphoros ('Spear Bearer') by Polykleitos and the Diskobolos
('Discus Thrower') by Myron were identified in Roman copies.
, the epitome of the ancient Greek athlete; A close-up of the centre of the main Olympic Stadium in Athens just two weeks ago
While Hamilton's additions to the torso comprise little more than a third of the whole, it is indisputable that they radically transformed the subject from a figure in the act of athletic prowess (Diskobolos
) to one engaged in a wartime exploit (Diomedes).