Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Lusting Ancient Athletes

Most everyone is familiar with Discobolus,Greek 5th century by Myron.

Below, is a lesser known version known as Standing Discus Thrower,
By Naukydes, circa 420-400 BC.

Its discovery was made by David Hamilton in the
Galliens-Villa on the Appian Way in 1771.

Some beautiful detail shots of a later version are shown below.

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