– 400 C.E.
Ancient Cultures

The Boxer


Apollonius, Boxer at Rest, 100-50 B.C.E., bronze (Palazzo Massimo, Museo Nazionale Romano)

Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

Boxer at Rest found on Quirinal, Rome, 1885
This Greek bronze was found in 1885, buried, possibly purposefully, on the Quirinal, one of the seven hills of Rome. It has been suggested that this sculpture may represent the Olympic champion, Theogenes.

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Jenny Kaye wrote on Monday, March 11, 2013

This statue is stunning and incredibly moving. Imagine being the one who unburied it! Every muscle on his body tells a story; every mark on his face clearly expresses what is within. And, in contrast to what was said in the video,I find him to be extremely beautiful...a physical melody.

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