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Introduction One of the most famous statues from antiquity, the life-sized bronze Diskobolos by Myron, now lost, is known only through Roman marble copies, and only one still has the ancient head. Roman copyists, working in marble, generally added a tree trunk for support, since the weight of the figure otherwise rests entirely on the ankles. The identification of the artist's name is based on a discussion of Myron by Pausanias in his Guide to Greece 5.112-20, written in the mid-2nd c. A.D. (some 600 years after the time of Myron). The artist came from Eleutherae, on the border between Attika and Boeotia, but his home seems to have been Athens itself. Our cast copies the best known ancient example, the "Discobolo Lancelotti," Museo Nazionale delle Terme, Rome (Italy). Marble. H. 1.53 m. (5 ft.) Inventory no. 126371. Copies and variants exist in multiple collections. One, in the Capitoline, preserving only the torso, has been restored as a gladiator. Other works by Myron included a famo...