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Discus Thrower (Discobolus Lancellotti)


Mark Cartwright
published on 03 December 2013
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The Discobolus Lancellotti in Parian marble. This is the most complete example from antiquity of the discobolus type statue, all of which were based on an original Greek bronze of c. 450 BCE by Myron. This example dates to the 2nd century CE. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome)

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, December 03). Discus Thrower (Discobolus Lancellotti). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Discus Thrower (Discobolus Lancellotti)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 03, 2013.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Discus Thrower (Discobolus Lancellotti)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 03 Dec 2013. Web. 10 Apr 2021.

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