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By Marguerite Johnson

The Medicamina Faciei Femineae is a didactic elegy that showcases an early instance of Ovid's trademark mixture of poetic guideline and trivial subject material. Exploring woman attractiveness and cosmeceuticals, with specific emphasis at the inspiration of cultus, the poem provides 5 useful recipes for remedies for Roman girls. protecting either didactic parody and pharmacological fact, this deceptively complicated poem possesses wit and vivacity and gives an enormous perception into Roman social mores and day by day actions.

The first complete learn in English dedicated to this little-researched yet multi-faceted poem, Ovid on Cosmetics contains an advent that situates the poem inside its literary history of didactic and elegiac poetry, its position in Ovid's oeuvre and its relevance to social values, own aesthetics and attitudes to lady attractiveness in Roman society. The Latin textual content is gifted on parallel pages along a brand new translation, and all Latin phrases and words are translated for the non-specialist reader. precise remark notes elucidate the textual content and person words nonetheless extra.

Ovid on Cosmetics provides and explicates this witty, subversive but major poem. Its realization to the technicalities of cosmeceuticals and cosmetics, together with precise analyses of person components and the consequences of particular lotions and make-up, make this paintings an important contribution to the wonder in antiquity.

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Iamque ubi pulvereae fuerint confusa farinae, protinus innumeris omnia cerne cavis; adice narcissi bis intercourse sine cortice bulbos (strenua quos puro marmore dextra terat) sextantemque trahat gummi cum semine Tusco; huc novies tanto plus tibi mellis devour. Quaecumque afficiet tali medicamine vultum, fulgebit speculo levior illa suo. Nec tu pallentes dubita torrere lupinos, et simul inflantes corpora frige fabas: utraque intercourse habeant aequo discrimine libras, utraque da pigris comminuenda molis. Nec cerussa tibi nec nitri spuma rubentis desit et Illyrica quae venit iris humo: da validis iuvenum pariter subigenda lacertis (sed iustum tritis uncia pondus erit). Addita de querulo volucrum medicamina nido ore fugant maculas; alcyonea vocant. Pondere, si quaeris quo sim contentus in illis, quod trahit in partes uncia secta duas. Ut coeant apteque lini according to corpora possint, adice de flavis Attica mella favis. Quamvis tura deos irataque numina placent, non tamen accensis omnia danda focis. Tus ubi miscueris radenti tubera nitro, ponderibus iustis fac sit down utrimque triens. Parte minus quarta dereptum cortice gummi, et modicum e myrrhis pinguibus adde cubum. forty three 60 sixty five 70 seventy five eighty eighty five 44 Ovid on Cosmetics Haec, ubi contrieris, consistent with densa foramina cerne; pulvis ab infuso melle premendus erit. ninety Profuit et marathos bene olentibus addere myrris – quinque trahant marathi scripula, myrra novem – arentisque rosae quantum manus una prehendat, cumque Ammoniaco mascula tura sale. Hordea quem faciunt, illis affunde cremorem (aequent expensas cum sale tura rosas). Tempore sint parvo molli licet illita vultu, haerebit toto nullus in ore colour. ninety five Vidi quae gelida madefacta papavera lympha contereret teneris illineretque genis. * * * * * a hundred * * * Translation examine what remedy may perhaps increase your face, women, and the capability in which you want to defend your seems. Cultivation commanded the barren earth to render Ceres’ ‘gifts’, the stinging brambles, to perish. Cultivation gets rid of bitterness from the juice of end result, and the grafted tree gets got wealth. Cultivations supply excitement. hovering halls are coated with gold, the black earth lies concealed underneath superimposed marble. an identical fleeces are dipped usually in a Tyrian cauldron; India proffers carved ivory for ornamentations. probably, lower than Tatius’ reign, the traditional Sabine girls may have most well-liked their fathers’ farms be cultivated instead of themselves, whereas the ruddy-cheeked matron, sitting on her excessive chair, spun her exhausting job with constantly-moving thumb, five 10 Medicamina Faciei Femineae and he or she herself enclosed the lambs her daughter had pastured, and herself placed kindling and hewn logs at the fireplace. yet your moms gave start to delicate women: you will want your our bodies swathed in gold-embroidered clothing, you must variegate your scented locks through styling, you need to have your fingers sought after for his or her beneficial stones; you grace your neck with gemstones sourced from the East, so huge that it's a burden to undergo of them at the ear.

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