Do you want a callipygian figure? Try adding squats and lunges to your exercise routine. Believe it or not, callipygian means "having a shapely rear end."

Callipygian comes from the combination of the two ancient Greek words for "beauty" and "buttocks" and was famously used to name a statue of the Greek Goddess of Love, the so-called Aphrodite Kallipygos, who raises her robe to reveal her backside. If you're interested in learning more about Greco-Roman beauty standards, you can view a Roman copy of the statue at the National Archaeological Museum in Naples.

Definitions of callipygian

adj pertaining to or having finely developed buttocks

“the quest for the callipygian ideal”
having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape

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