Myron, Discobolus (Discus Thrower)

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Myron, Discobolus (Discus Thrower), Roman copy of an ancient Greek bronze from c. 450 B.C.E., Classical Period (Palazzo Massimo alle Terme)

Discobolus of Myron
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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Myron, Discobolus (Discus Thrower)," in Smarthistory, December 9, 2015, accessed June 9, 2023,