| By Dr. Jameel Audeh |
Every society has depicted the image of health according to the prevailing ideals of beauty and strength. Diadumenos, a young male athlete form the Greek city of Delphi, was sculpted in marble by the famous Greek sculptor Polyklitos. He is depicted as lean, positioned somewhere between standing and walking, and flexing his left biceps as he ties a fillet around his brow. Polykleitos considered this work an expression of “organic vitality” although he doesn’t elaborate on this. All we can say is that in the eyes of this artist, the figure he created embodied his idea of health.