Monday, June 04, 2018


Smell Like a Man

Aristophanes, Lysistrata 662-663 (tr. Jeffrey Henderson):
Let's doff our shirts, because a man's got to smell like a man from the word go, and shouldn't be all wrapped up like souvlaki.

ἀλλὰ τὴν ἐξωμίδ᾿ ἐκδυώμεθ᾿, ὡς τὸν ἄνδρα δεῖ
ἀνδρὸς ὄζειν εὐθύς, ἀλλ᾿ οὐκ ἐντεθριῶσθαι πρέπει.
Aristophanes, Lysistrata. Edited with an Introduction and Commentary by Jeffrey Henderson (1987; rpt. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2002), p. 159:
For several years 'A man's gotta smell like a man' was the advertising slogan for an American men's cologne.
It was the slogan for Old Spice deodorant.

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