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        This buff part of the male anatomy (above the crop!) was often emphasized among the sculpted gods and heroes of classical art. Here’s what to call it:

        • Aphrodite’s saddle
        • Hercules’ girdles
        • Athlete’s girdle
        • Apollo’s belt
        • Adonis belt
        • Poseidon’s fanny-pack (well, allegedly)

        The Lansdowne Herakles (detail), about A.D. 125, Roman. The J. Paul Getty Museum


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