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: