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(CNN) Weeners This 2,000 year old classical statue of Hercules is missing more than a leg and an arm   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Weeners, Roman Empire, Heracles, Greece, World Heritage Site, Greek mythology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, remnants of a classical statue, Byzantine Empire  
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2022-10-05 7:21:43 PM  
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2022-10-05 7:24:04 PM  
I didn't know Hercules was married.
 
2022-10-05 7:26:30 PM  

grokca: I didn't know Hercules was married.


4 times
 
2022-10-05 9:18:29 PM  
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2022-10-05 11:44:02 PM  
Usually...damage like that, especially with missing feet, makes it extremely likely that THAT statue was stolen from somewhere.
 
2022-10-05 11:44:57 PM  
Wait, so you are telling me a British Lord hasn't stolen it yet for the British Museum?  The UK is never going to be the same now that Old Granny Lizzie is dead.
 
2022-10-05 11:49:04 PM  
The Classical period is Greek. Not Roman.
 
2022-10-05 11:49:56 PM  

phalamir: grokca: I didn't know Hercules was married.

4 times


Heracles.
 
2022-10-05 11:55:56 PM  
How rude
 
2022-10-05 11:56:52 PM  
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2022-10-05 11:58:59 PM  
Not quite what I thought guys meant by "getting one's rocks off"
 
2022-10-05 11:59:03 PM  
Hercules... Pericles... Testicles....
 
2022-10-06 12:00:43 AM  
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Someone violated the Prime Directive
 
2022-10-06 12:01:19 AM  
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2022-10-06 12:06:36 AM  

iheartscotch: Usually...damage like that, especially with missing feet, makes it extremely likely that THAT statue was stolen from somewhere.


The missing dong part just means there were vandals at some point.  It crosses cultures, time frames, places, hell as long as we've had statues.  People want to vandalize one, and it has a dick?  First thing they break.  Pretty much ever time.  No symbolism there or anything of course
 
2022-10-06 12:07:38 AM  

iheartscotch: Usually...damage like that, especially with missing feet, makes it extremely likely that THAT statue was stolen from somewhere.


Rob Liefeld's house?
 
2022-10-06 12:08:46 AM  
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2022-10-06 12:37:25 AM  

NINEv2: The Classical period is Greek. Not Roman.


Classical antiquity is a common term for ancient Greek and Roman culture.

Greece had a classical era, not THE one.
 
2022-10-06 4:14:46 AM  
Legend has it that Hercules displayed superhuman strength and overcame 12 trials assigned to him by King Eurystheus.

King Eurystheus was a real ball breaking prick. So the headline checks out.
 
2022-10-06 4:50:54 AM  
I look forward to seeing the statue post stupid shiat to Twitter.
 
2022-10-06 5:33:52 AM  

Archie Goodwin: Hercules... Pericles... Testicles....


Sans-Testicles.
 
2022-10-06 6:03:49 AM  
Classical statue of Hercules nearly 2,000 years old found in Greece

Dunn, who is familiar with Philippi, said that buildings during the eighth and ninth centuries were rarely decorated with statues, especially those with "pagan origins."

So was the statue already 800 years old when placed, or bad math.
 
2022-10-06 7:28:30 AM  
Philippi? You'll see me there
 
2022-10-06 8:53:53 AM  
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2022-10-06 12:37:25 PM  
Maybe dickless
But still has a higher IQ than Sorbo
 
2022-10-06 2:24:44 PM  

jaytkay: NINEv2: The Classical period is Greek. Not Roman.

Classical antiquity is a common term for ancient Greek and Roman culture.

Greece had a classical era, not THE one.


You are not incorrect, but "classical" in reference to art also indicates the particular naturalistic style of depicting the human body that the Romans adopted from Greek culture. They copied a lot of Greek bronzes in marble because it was cheaper. They were some of the first mass-market knock-off artists.

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Roman knock-off

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Roman knock-off
 
2022-10-06 7:30:46 PM  
It's a Greek statue?  In that case, we're probably not missing much.
 
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