The so-called Discobolus of Myron (Greek Δισκοβόλος του Μύρωνα) is a famous sculpture from Greek antiquity.
Naturally, as always in Greek athletics, the Discobolus is completely naked.
The sculpture of Discobolus belongs to the zenith of the classical period between 460-450 B.C. The original Greek sculpture in bronze has been lost.
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In this case, Myron has caught a discus thrower at the peak of his backswing, poised for eternity just before spinning his body in powerful rotations to give the discus even greater speed at the moment of release.
History does not record whether Discobolus recognized a particular Olympic athlete, but Myron is known to have produced other statues honoring specific heroes.
Discobolus appeared a second time in 1948 on a stamp (Scott 979) commemorating the 100th anniversary of the American Turners, a society for the advancement of physical education and recreation that was popular in the first half of the 20th century.
The design chosen to mark the Olympics' centennial was Myron's classic Discobolus statue.
Of the latter stamps, one was a 5-cent blue stamp showing the Discobolus statue.
Discobolus appeared a second time in 1948 on a stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of the American Turners, a society for the advancement of physical education and recreation that was popular in the first half of the 20th century.
For political reasons he was forced to take refuge in Florence; on his return to Rome in 1799 he was imprisoned as a Jacobin by the Neapolitans, who at that time were occupying Rome, but was shortly afterwards freed and appointed Commissario delle Antichità and librarian to Prince Chigi.
At Rome in 1781 Fea discovered a statue of a discus thrower, the so called "Discobolus", one of the known Roman copies of the famous Greek original statue in bronze created by Myron.
Fea helped frame legislation to control the trade in, and excavation of, the antiquities of Rome, and undertook archaeological work on the Pantheon and the Forum there.
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discobolus is the subspecies recognized in Arizona *17*.
NEW MEXICO 1990: Catostomus discobolus is native to the San Juan and Little Colorado River drainages where the populations were stable (Sublette, et al., 1990)*02*.
ARIZONA 1988: The Zuni Mountain Sucker (Catostomus discobolus ssp.) was known only from the eastern Little Colorado River drainage, and was threatened by habitat destruction and nonnative fishes (AGFD, 1988)*14*.
Catostomus discobolus is native to the San Juan and Little Colorado River drainages where the populations are stable.
Stowed away in a Montreal lumber room The Discobolus standeth and turneth his face to the wall; Dusty, cobweb-covered, maimed and set at naught, Beauty crieth in an attic and no man regardeth: O God!
And I turned to the man of skins and said unto him, "O thou man of skins, Wherefore hast thou done thus to shame the beauty of the Discobolus?" But the Lord had hardened the heart of the man of skins And he answered, "My brother-in-law is haberdasher to Mr.
Spurgeon's haberdashery to the gospel of the Discobolus?" Yet none the less blasphemed he beauty saying, "The Discobolus hath no gospel, But my brother-in-law is haberdasher to Mr.