Sunday, May 05, 2019


What to Say After Passing Gas

Sophocles, fragment 697 (from Philoctetes at Troy; tr. Hugh Lloyd-Jones):
Only do not be distressed by the smell of me!

                                  ὀσμῆς μόνον
ὅπως . . . μὴ βαρυνθήσεσθέ μου.
Said by Philoctetes about his infected foot, probably, but it also works in the situation I described.

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