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Mark Cartwright
published on 03 December 2013

A detail of 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)

About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. Surrounded by archaeological sites, his special interests include ancient ceramics, architecture, and mythology. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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APA Style

Cartwright, M. (2013, December 03). Discus, Discobolus Lancellotti. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/2177/

Chicago Style

Cartwright, Mark. "Discus, Discobolus Lancellotti." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 03, 2013. https://www.ancient.eu/image/2177/.

MLA Style

Cartwright, Mark. "Discus, Discobolus Lancellotti." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 03 Dec 2013. Web. 18 Apr 2019.

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