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Ovid on Cosmetics: Medicamina Faciei Femineae and Related Texts

By Marguerite Johnson

The Medicamina Faciei Femineae is a didactic elegy that showcases an early instance of Ovid's trademark mix of poetic guide and trivial subject material. Exploring girl good looks and cosmeceuticals, with specific emphasis at the thought of cultus, the poem provides 5 sensible recipes for remedies for Roman girls. protecting either didactic parody and pharmacological truth, this deceptively complicated poem possesses wit and vivacity and offers a big perception into Roman social mores and day by day actions.

The first complete research in English dedicated to this little-researched yet multi-faceted poem, Ovid on Cosmetics comprises an advent that situates the poem inside of its literary background of didactic and elegiac poetry, its position in Ovid's oeuvre and its relevance to social values, own aesthetics and attitudes to lady good looks 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. certain statement notes elucidate the textual content and person words nonetheless additional.

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

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Fourff 134 1. 17 134 1. 24 134 1. 28 134 1. a hundred thirty 133 CLAUDIAN , ‘Epithalamium of Honorius and Maria’ a hundred and twenty CORPUS INSCRIPTIONUM LATINARUM 6. 9730 ninety two eleven. 1471 ninety three DIOSCORIDES 1. 1 70 1. sixty four seventy seven 1. sixty eight seventy six, seventy eight 2. four 118 2. seventy four 122 2. seventy seven 123 2. 109 sixty eight 2. 173 fifty six three. 70 seventy eight four. 158 sixty five five. 88 sixty nine five. 118 seventy two GALEN 12. 47–48 eighty one 12. 308 eighty one 12. 403–404 113 159 160 Index of Passages 12. 404 113 12. 416 32 12. 421 seventy two 12. 432–435 eight 12. 434–435 eight 12. 445–446 eight 12. 449–450 eight 14. 422–423 sixty four 14. 536 seventy two GREEK ANTHOLOGY five. 21 fifty eight five. 28 fifty eight five. seventy six fifty eight five. 103 fifty eight five. 112 fifty eight five. 204 fifty eight eleven. sixty seven fifty eight eleven. sixty nine fifty eight GREEK MAGICAL PAPYRI , XII : 401–444 eighty one HIPPOCRATES (HIPPOCRATIC CORPUS ) ailments of girls 1. 106 eight 2. 189 nine HOMER Iliad eight. 103 fifty eight 14. 166ff nine 19. 336 fifty eight 23. 623 fifty eight Odyssey, eleven. 196 fifty eight HOMERIC HYMN TO APHRODITE , ll. 218–238 fifty eight HORACE Epistles, 1. 2. fifty four sixty five Epodes 2. 41–42 50 five fifty five five. 45–46 fifty seven eight fifty eight eight. three 119 12 fifty eight 12. 1–20 35 12. five 116 12. 10–11 6 17 fifty five 17. 29 fifty six Satires 1. 2. 123–124 1. eight fifty five 6 ISIDORUS Etymologiae 19. 31 one hundred ten 20. thirteen ninety three JUVENAL 2. ninety three one hundred twenty 6. 457–507 6 6. 463 7 6. 487–505 ninety two 6. 595 128 LIVY 1. 10–14 50 34. 7 10 LUCAN 6. 461–484 fifty six 6. 499–506 fifty seven LUCIAN , the sweetheart of Lies ll. 11–13 fifty six LUCILIUS , Fragment 605–606 fifty six MARTIAL Epigrams 1. seventy two 70 1. ninety six fifty three 2. 17 ninety two 2. 29. nine 2, a hundred and twenty 2. forty-one. 11–12 6, 70 2. sixty six ninety two three. seventy four fifty three, 117 6. fifty seven 113 6. sixty four. 26 2 6. seventy four 113 7. 25 70 eight. 33. 22 2, one hundred twenty 10. fifty six. 6 2 10. ninety 117 12. 23 113 12. 32. 21–22 117 12. forty three. four forty n. 35 at the Spectacles three. nine ninety five 14. 26 ninety five Index of Passages NICANDER Alexipharmaca forty three Theriaca ninety four seventy eight OVID Amores 1. 1 19, 30 1. 2 19 1. five 19, 86 1. five. 10 60 1. eight 112 1. eight. 21ff 38 1. eight. 39–40 50 1. eight. 13–14 128 1. nine 19 1. nine. 37–38 ninety three 1. 10. 35 fifty four 1. eleven 86, ninety two 1. 14 83–96 1. 14. 1 29, forty nine 1. 14. 9–12 114 1. 14. 19–20 111 1. 14. 37–38 10 1. 14. forty-one 112 1. 15. 9–30 28 2. 1 28 2. four 112 2. four. 15–16 50 2. five. thirteenff 38 2. 6 86 2. 7 ninety two 2. eight 19, 86, ninety two 2. eight. 1 ninety one 2. nine 19 2. 10. five 18 2. eleven 86 2. 12 86 2. 12. 1–4 38 n. 17 2. 12. 21–24 50 2. thirteen 38 n. 21, 86 2. thirteen. 24 seventy five 2. 14 38 n. 21 2. sixteen ninety 2. 17 86 2. 18 28 2. 18. 29 60 2. 19 19, 86 2. 19. forty six 87 2. 19. fifty seven 87 seventy eight three. 1 86 three. 1. 7–10 22–23 three. 1. 7–20 28 three. three. five 60 three. three. 25 60 three. four 18, 19 three. four. 37–42 18 three. 7 19, 86 three. 7. 1 18 three. eight 19, 28 three. eight. 2 60 three. eight. sixty one 50 three. nine 19 three. 12 86 Ars Amatoria 1. 1–4 31 1. 7 60 1. 31–34 20, 37 n. 14 1. 33–34 31 1. 101–134 50, 112 1. 505 88 1. 505–506 117 1. 505–524 131–135 1. 509 forty eight 1. 518 88 1. 527–541 ninety three 2. ninety nineff fifty five 2. a hundred fifty six 2. 102 fifty six 2. 215–216 10 2. 273 60 2. 599–600 20 2. 657–666 32 2. 679–680 33 2. 745–746 31 three. 17–18 111 three. forty three 138 three. 57–58 20 three. 99–100 106 three. a hundred and one forty eight three. 101–120 107 three. 101–208 127 three. 101–250 97–124, 126 three. 102 forty eight three. 103 forty eight three. a hundred and five forty eight three. 107 forty eight three. 107–108 107 three. 113–120 109 161 162 Index of Passages three. 113–126 109 three. 121–126 109 three. 123–126 109 three. 127 forty eight three. 127–128 18 three. 129–134 sixteen, fifty two three. 133 88 three. 133–250 107 three. 134 one hundred ten three. 135–136 10 three. 135–160 ninety one three. 137–168 fifty one three. 141 88 three. one hundred forty five 88 three. 153 88 three. 153–154 ninety two three. 157ff ninety three three. 161 88 three. 163–168 ninety five three. 202 1 three. 205 23, 38 n. 18 three. 207 139 three. 209–234 17, 127 three. 209–250 123 three. 211–218 7 three. 217 forty eight, 123 three. 219 17 three. 221 17 three. 223–224 17 three. 224 ninety four three. 225 forty eight three. 234 forty eight three. 235 88 three. 235–236 127 three. 235–250 fifty one three. 239f ninety two three. 243 88 three. 246 88 three. 247–250 127 three. 251–380 107 three. 255–256 forty eight three.

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