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Discus Thrower

The Discus Thrower, also known as Discobolos or Diskobolos, by the ancient Greek sculptor Myron, is a statue of an athlete preparing to throw a discus.

LINNCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Greek art (Subject Keywords)
  • Greek sculpture (Subject Keywords)


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • N5610
  • N5630
  • NB90
  • NB94

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Beard, Mary and John Henderson. Classical Art: From Greece to Rome. 2001.

                           Call Number: N5610 .B295 2001

  • Boardman, John. Greek Sculpture: The Classical Period. 1991.

                          Call Number: NB94 .B62 1991

  • Brilliant, Richard. Arts of the Ancient Greeks. 1973.

                           Call Number: N5630 .B74

  • Ridgway, Brunilde Sismondo. Fourth-Century Styles in Greek Sculpture. 1997.

                             Call Number: NB90 .R565 1997

  • Ruskin, Ariane and Michael Batterberry. Greek and Roman Art. 1968.

                             Call Number: N5610 .R87

  • Schoder, Raymond. Masterpieces of Greek Art. 1975.

                             Call Number: N5630 .S35 1975

Reference Materials

  • Barral i Altet, Xavier, et. al.  Sculpture : The Great Art of Antiquity

Call Number: REF NB60 .S3813 1996

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 60-63

  • Boardman, John (ed.). Oxford History of Classical ArtCall Number: REF N5610 .O84 2001

o   Pgs. 94-96

  • Encyclopedia of World ArtCall Number: REF N31 .E533

o   Vol. 10, pgs. 445-448, plate 237

  • Honour, Hugh. Visual Arts : A History Call Number: REF N5300 .H68 2000

o   Pgs. 148-151

  • Janson, H. W. History of Art Call Number: REF 5300 .J3 2001

o   Pgs.  130-131

  • Kleiner, Fred. Gardner’s Art Through the Ages Call Number: REF N5300 .G25 2005

o   Pgs. 130-131

  • Richter, Gisela Marie Augusta. Handbook of Greek Art  Call Number: REF N5630 .R49 1987

o   Pgs. 109-111

  • Robertson, Martin. History of Greek ArtCall Number: REF N5630 .R63

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 340-341

  • Stewart, Andrew.  Greek Sculpture Call Number: REF NB90 .S74 1990

o   Vol. 1,  pgs. 148-149

o   Vol. 2, figure 300

  • Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History  Call Number: REF N5300 .S923 2002

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 152-153, 182-183

Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Oxford Art Online

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, VCC East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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Last Revised on October 13, 2005

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