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Myron (mĪˈrən) [key], fl. 5th cent. B.C., Greek sculptor. He is supposed to have been a pupil of Ageladas of Argos, but he worked largely in Athens. Sculpting in bronze, he was noted for his animals (of which no examples have survived) and for his athletes in action. His works are known through descriptions by ancient writers, such as Pliny and Pausanias, and two of them by copies, the Discobolus [Gr., = discus thrower], the best copy of which is the Lancelotti Discobolus in Rome (Terme Mus.), and Athena and Marsyas, of which there are also Roman copies.

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