Antonio Pugliano on Preserving Ostia

The American Institute of Roman Culture recently uploaded this video of a talk by Antonio Pugliano on his research/instruction program with a goal of preserving the site of Ostia. The lecture is in Italian, with subtitles (but the Italian is really clear):

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Discussing the Discobolus

The Discobolus seems to be much in the news today because it is being featured at the Olympics, of course, but also because a Chinese sculptor has made a ‘companion piece’, to wit:

The BBC has a nice interview with Ian Jenkins about the BM’s version of the discobolus, and a bit of chat about this fellow hanging out with that Roman copy:

Mary Beard has a bit of commentary on all this as well: